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Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’
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Fetterbush

Leucothoe

Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ partial shade

An elegant arching Pieris relative, this elaborately variegated cultivar originated at the famed British nursery, Hillier's as a chance seedling, while the species, first introduced in 1793, hails from the southeastern U.S. Living up to its name, 'Rainbow' celebrates a carousel of color: pinkish copper-hued new growth, rosy red stems and long leathery pointed evergreen leaves, which are irregularly streaked, speckled and mottled in green, cream and ivory. Bell-style crisp white flowers held by drooping clusters, blue berries and plum-colored wintertime foliage are the icing on the cake. Appreciative of regular watering and well-drained organic-rich acidic soil, the deer resistant Fetterbush makes a stunning focal point or mass planting, embellishing mixed borders, house foundations, hedges and even cut arrangements.

Size: 3' 0"–4' 0" high x 4' 0"–6' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ (S-0777)
Each $10.25
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