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Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Scarletta'


Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Scarletta' has new scarlet leaves , then dark glossy green, turns burgundy-red for fall and winter.

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Scarletta' is a choice low-growing hybrid with bright scarlet new growth that matures a deep, dark glossy green, then turns burgundy-red for fall and winter. White bell-shaped flowers appear in mid-spring but are upstaged by the foliage. Shade tolerant. A beautiful, natural woodland companion to rhododendrons and ferns, and a superb groundcover.

Common Name: Fetterbush

Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 2-4'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: White

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist

Stem Colour: Burgundy

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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