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Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'


Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow' has a beautiful tricolour new growth of white, pink, and copper.

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow' has a beautiful tricolour new growth of white, pink, and copper that makes ‘Rainbow’ an outstanding choice for any shady garden location. The colours fade slightly as the season progresses, to be overlayed by a plum-purple blanket in winter. Graceful arching habit. Striking red stems. Showy, drooping clusters of white flowers add a nice touch to cut arrangements. Effective as hedge, or clip to create an attractive groundcover.

Common Name: Fetterbush

Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 2-4'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: White

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Native to moist forested mountain areas, dense thickets, stream banks and ravines.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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