Rollison Leucothoe

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rollisonii'

SKU
5778
A beautiful U.S. native woodland shrub with a romantic pendulous habit. Spreading underground roots increase the overall area of the plant, which is ideal for naturalizing. Leathery lance-shaped leaves take on vibrant beet-red fall color. Upright clusters of white urn-shaped flowers all along the branches in late spring. Prefers acidic soil rich in humus. Deciduous. Shade or part shade. Moderate to rapid growth to over 6 feet tall and wide, spreading even farther over time.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationloo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-na
LoreNative Americans made an infusion of this plant used to treat itch and other skin diseases.
Average Size at MaturityModerate to rapid growth to over 6 ft. tall and wide, spreading further over time.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasA beautiful spreading shrub for shaded foundation beds and boundary fence lines.. Add to borders beneath large shade trees. Makes a fine background shrub for floral plantings, fountains and specimen trees. Well adapted to southeastern native landscapes and wild gardens for that region.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitArching
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureFall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureDeer Resistant

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

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