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botanical name:
Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'
Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Switch Ivy, Mountain Doghobble, Fetterbush
synonyms:  Leucothoë fontanesiana 'Rainbow', Leucothoë fontanesiana 'Girard's Rainbow', Leucothoë walteri 'Rainbow'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 1.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: white
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Evergreen, thicket-forming shrub with arching branches. Leathery, dark green leaves are heavily mottled with creamy yellow and pink, especially on the new leaves. White flowers in late spring.

cultivation:
Best in part shade but will tolerate deep shade or a sunny position if not too hot and dry. Moist, well drained humus-rich acid soil.

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