LEUCOTHOE fontanesiana 'Rainbow'

Commonly known as Highland doghobble

Bright green foliage mottled yellow red & pink
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LEUCOTHOE fontanesiana 'Rainbow'

 
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  • Evergreen
    Leathery leaves 6-16cm (2½-6in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright, thicket-forming shrub. Produces small, cylindrical flowers in late spring
  • Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin
    garden origin.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes - axillary racemes 4-6cm (1½-2½in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold variegated
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate see photos above
  • Oblong
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
    humus-rich.
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Leucothoe - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6½ft)
 

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