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Leucothoe fontanesiana /Drooping Leucothoe

Leucothoe fontanesiana      / Leucothoe fontanesiana
A large plant in full blossom
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A large plant in full blossom

Many urn shaped, white flowers present in late spring

Dense foliage sometimes hides many of the flowers

Close view of foliage

Attractive foliage ideal for cutting to use in floral arrangements

Close view of foliage and developing floral buds

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Scientific Name: Leucothoe fontanesiana
Common Name: Drooping Leucothoe
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: There are many fragrant flowers in spring but some of them may be hidden by the dense foliage. After a few years growth, old plants may be rejuvenated by pruning to ground level in spring. Has stout green-red stems with little side branching. When growing conditions are good, this species colonizes readily.