Scientific Name: Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow' Form: Oval - horizontal, Round
Common Name:Rainbow leucothoeTexture:Medium
Family Name:EricaceaeHabit: Arching
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 1.5 - 2.0m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Lustrous, Lanceolate, Oblong, Ovate, Serrate, Serrulate
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), White, May- Apr
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Jul- Aug- Sep
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Acidic
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, Woodland margin, Group or mass planting, Winter interest, Cut flower or foliage
Key ID Features:Shrub arching, thicket forming; leaves alternate, rubbery, lanceolate, dark-green/mottled cream and pink, short red petiole; flowers white, urn-shaped, terminal and auxilliary racemes; leaf buds red, scale-covered, in leaf axils.