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Scarletta® Leucothoe

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Zeblid'

Pronunciation: loo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-na
SKU #04438

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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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Mounding
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
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
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.

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