Fetterbush, Shiny Lyonia
Lyonia lucida

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lyonia (ly-OH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: lucida (loo-sid-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atmore, Alabama

Bartow, Florida

Keystone Heights, Florida

Lynn Haven, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Plant City, Florida

Kingsland, Georgia

Abita Springs, Louisiana

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 24, 2015, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a truly gorgeous shrub, with a nice weeping habit in its branches, yet strongly upright overall growth. If you had never seen it and someone presented it to you, you'd think it was some rare species endemic to a quaint Pacific island or African jungle, but nope, it's native to the forests of the good ol' Southeastern U.S. I believe I once read that it's related to the genera Vaccinium (blueberry / cranberry) and Agarista (hobblebush), hence the similar leaves and white / pink, bell-like flowers. I'm giving this plant a positive rating here even though my first one (obtained and planted 3 years ago) died. I think it did so because I had it in deep shade. So I just got another (these are extremely hard to find for sale, by the way) and planted it under the same Live Oak, but in ... read more