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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
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.

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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