Leucothoe 'Rainbow'

1-Quart
Item #34955
$26.95
Buy 3+ at $23.95 ea.
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Description

Variegated Leaves, a Pendulous Habit, and white blossoms all make this fetterbush a fantastic shrub.

A cultivar of L. fontanesiana, Leucothoe 'Rainbow' is a native of the United States, with a natural habitat including Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia. Accordingly, this shrub is very easy to grow throughout the South. In cooler climates, keep it sheltered through the winter, and in hot, dry climates, be sure to keep it moist through the summer.

Provided you protect it from weather's worst, Leucothoe 'Rainbow' is actually quite an easy and enduring perennial. It is evergreen and highly deer resistant, meaning you get to see that lovely red, green, and white variegated foliage all year long. And you can trim it as much or as little as you want, and it will keep on growing slow and steady.

This versatile plant can adapt to your needs. Leucothoe 'Rainbow' naturally grows 3 to 5 feet high, making it an excellent choice for a hedge. For containers or more compact spaces, this slow grower can easily be trimmed to keep it under 18 inches tall. In a foundation, border, or shrub bed, Leucothoe 'Rainbow' adds a colorful accent amongst all the green. Plant it in the shade of a specimen tree like Japanese Maple, and it will draw eyes to that tree even from far away.

Plant 'Rainbow' in partial sun in soil with good moisture. It likes frequent watering, especially in times of extreme heat. A good layer of mulch is useful for keeping the roots cool and moist.

Details

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Genus Leucothoe
Species fontanesiana
Variety 'Rainbow'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Spring
Habit Weeping
Plant Height 3 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 5 ft
Additional Characteristics Evergreen, Flower, Pest Fighter
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Cream, Medium Green, Red, Variegated, White
Light Requirements Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Wet
Resistance Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 18, 2015

Hardy and beautiful addition to a shady area

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

The plant arrived in great shape, and I was delayed in planting it for over a week, but kept it out of the sun and watered properly. I planted it in an area with high shade that gets little to no sun. The soil is clay heavy with compost amending, and has a layer of mulch. The shrub has grown and performed beautifully in one season. Such a nice color addition to a mostly green area. I intended to order more of them, and was disappointed to see they are sold out. Not really a surprise!

Wynmoor from MD

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