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Drooping Leucothoe
Leucothoe fontanesiana
Leaves of Drooping Leucothoe
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade required.
Full Shade
Full Sun not required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage


Leaf spots are common, but seldom serious.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
Mature Height: 3-6 Feet
Mature Width: 3-6 Feet
Features: Leathery, evergreen leaves; drooping spikes of waxy, white flowers in spring; winter foliage turns bronze or purplish.
Culture: Partial to full shade; moist, well-drained soils; prefers acid soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Girard's Rainbow' - New leaves emerge in a combination of colors (white, copper and pinkish).
  • 'Nana' - 2 feet tall with dark green leaves.
Mature Form: Rounded to slightly broad rounded
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Hedge
Massing
Use for: Naturalizing.Naturalizing
Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Variegated
 
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
 
Additional Notes: Hot, dry winds can de damaging to the foliage.

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