Rainbow Drooping Leucothoe
Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Your plant(s) will begin shipping to Washington on February 3rd, 2022. As all of our plants are actively growing, we will only deliver them once they meet our rigorous quality and size standards.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
2700 Rainer Avenue South Seattle WA 98144
- Urban Feed And Garden Llc
4878 Beacon Ave S Seattle WA 98108
- Newcastle Fruit & Produce
13013 S.e. 72nd Place Newcastle WA 98059
1000 Garden Avenue North Renton WA 98055
|Botanical Pronunciation||loo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-na|
|Lore||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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide; can be clipped to 1 1/2 ft. tall.|
|Design Ideas||Exceptional foliage for mixed or shrub beds and borders. A standout in foundation planting offering relief where there is too much deep green. Add to planting beneath very high shade tree canopies or in groves. Good for highlighting a distant focal point.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Painted Fern (Athyrium)|
Thrives 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9