Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Zeblid'Item #4438 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Scarlet-purple new leaves burst from a tidy, low, compact mound of shiny deep green foliage in spring. The entire shrub becomes reddish bronze in fall. A beautiful, natural woodland companion to rhododendrons and ferns, and a superb groundcover. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:loo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-naDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:Compact, Mounding, SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.Special features:Compact Form, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteCompanion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Astilbe (Astilbe); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
- CareCare InformationThrives in humus-rich, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Space 2 to 3 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Feed with an acid fertilizer early spring; repeat after flowering. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Leucothoe is the name of the daughter of Orchamus, king of Babylonia from ancient mythology. This genus of ericaceous plants includes over forty species throughout the Americas and eastern Asia. This species was first introduced in 1793. This species is native to North American and habits a range covering Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee.Lore:Leucothoe is the name of the daughter of Orchamus, king of Babylonia from ancient mythology.
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