Scarletta® Leucothoe

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Zeblid'

SKU
04438
Scarlet-purple new leaves burst from a neat mound of shiny deep green foliage in spring. The entire shrub becomes reddish-bronze in fall. A natural woodland companion to Rhodoendrons and ferns and a superb groundcover. Evergreen.
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5-8

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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationloo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-na
LoreLeucothoe is the name of the daughter of Orchamus, king of Babylonia from ancient mythology.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitBushy
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Astilbe (Astilbe); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)

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: 5-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

Good to grow!