Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rollisonii'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||loo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-na|
|Lore||Native Americans made an infusion of this plant used to treat itch and other skin diseases.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate to rapid growth to over 6 ft. tall and wide, spreading further over time.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Deer 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 8