Leucothoe fontanesiana

Drooping Leucothoe, Fetterbush

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Slow to medium, 3-5' in 4 to 5 years
Mature Height - 3-6'
Mature Width - 3-6'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Perfect white fragrant, slender-urn shaped, bloom April to May on 2-3" long, auxiliary racemes that hang down
Fruit - Capsule, dehiscent, 5-valved
Leaf -
Fall Color - Genetically controlled, some bronze, reddish-purple, or green
Bark - Long slender with little or no lateral branches, green to glabrous and shiny
Other Features - Hardiness zone 4-8, contrasts nicely with Rhododendron, hides leggy plants, covers shady banks, good undergrowth plant
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers acidic, moist, well-drained, organic soil, will not withstand drought or dry winds, partial to full shade, rejuvenate by pruning to ground after flowering
Native Habitat - Southern Appalachians along streams in shade
Diseases and Insects - Leaf spots, root rot
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Leucothoe.
- Other plants of the family Ericaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Leucothoe.
- Other plants of the species Leucothoe fontanesiana.