Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Nana'

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Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Nana' - dwarf drooping leucothoe
Common name: dwarf drooping leucothoe
Family: Ericaceae (heath family)
Distribution: Species native to s.e. United States
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5
Life form: Evergreen shrub
Comments: This broadleaf evergreen grows to only 2' high but can spread to 6' wide. The fragrant, white, urn-shaped flowers appear in May. New growth of green and bronze matures to dark green. In the winter it develops a bronze and purple color. This plant prefers an acid, well-drained, organic soil in shade or part shade. It will not tolerate drought conditions or dry, sweeping winds.
Links: RHS Horticultural Database


  • 1: STU: AT08 (AT08) • Accession: D1997-0206.001 • Provenance: Cultivated of Garden Origin
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