Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Zeblid'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||loo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-na|
|Lore||Leucothoe is the name of the daughter of Orchamus, king of Babylonia from ancient mythology.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Rhododendron (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