Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'
Also called Rainbow Drooping Fetterbush
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
'Rainbow' was found as a seedling at the Hillier Nurseries.
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
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Landscape usesFoundation planting