Rainbow Drooping Leucothoe
Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|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 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, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|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