Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Zeblid'
Pronunciation: loo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-na
|Description||Scarlet-purple new leaves burst from a tidy, low, compact mound of shiny deep green foliage in spring. The entire shrub becomes reddish bronze in fall. A beautiful, natural woodland companion to rhododendrons and ferns, and a superb groundcover. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Compact Form|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Ground Cover|
|Companion Plants||Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Astilbe (Astilbe); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||Leucothoe is the name of the daughter of Orchamus, king of Babylonia from ancient mythology.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.