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.|
|Companion Plants||Leucothoe belongs with other understory species of the southeast such as Carolina Allspice, (Calycanthus floridus) and more exciting exotics like Marge Miller Camellia, (Camellia sasanqua 'Marge Miller'), Orangee Flame Oregon Grape Holly, (Mahonia aquifolium 'Orangee Flame') and George L. Taber Azalea, (Azalea indica 'George L. Taber').|
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