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Leucothoe fontanesiana Rainbow

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Leucothoe fontanesiana Rainbow Highland Doghobble, Fetter Bush, Switch Ivy,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs TBA

Medium evergreen colourful shrub with an arching habit and variegated green, cream, pink and copper leaves. Beautiful clusters white bell-shaped flowers during Spring. Can be kept low for a groundcover. Great for planting under trees and adding colour to the garden. Grows approx 1-1.5m tall x 1-1.5m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Ericaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Cream, Green, Pink, Variegated
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate