Drooping Leucothoe, Fetterbush, Dog Hobble
Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Girard's Rainbow'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Leucothoe (loo-KOH-thoh-ee)
Species: fontanesiana (fon-tay-nee-zee-AH-na)
Cultivar: Girard's Rainbow
Additional cultivar information: (aka Rainbow)

Category
Shrubs

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure
Light Shade

Foliage
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Good Fall Color
Textured
Veined
This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color
Orange/Apricot

Height
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Where to Grow

Danger
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color
White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size

Bloom Time
Mid Spring

Other details

Soil pH requirements
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information

Propagation Methods
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting