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Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'

Also called Rainbow Drooping Fetterbush


Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow' - Rainbow Drooping Leucothoe

More About Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'

  • White, fragrant, bell-shaped flowers, appear under the leaves
  • Reddish stems bear green leaves mottled with pink and cream
  • Leaves turn plum-purple in the fall
  • Upright, rounded habit
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

'Rainbow' was found as a seedling at the Hillier Nurseries.

Zone:

6

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

White
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Rainbow Drooping Leucothoe Growing and Maintenance Tips

Leucothoe grows best with consistent moisture (not standing water), and a fertile soil with a low pH. Any pruning should be done after flowering to ensure bud set. Some winter sun protection is recommended to prevent winter burn.


Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

Yellow
Pink
Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen

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