Variegated foliage of Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow' (Dog Hobble)

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'Rainbow' is a small, native evergreen, slow growing shrub with a beautiful mix of green and cream variegated foliage with a display of pink. Leaves are glossy, pointed, and remain showy year long. Mounding, compact, arching growth habit up to 4-5' tall and 5-6' wide and easily grown in part to full shade making this shrub highly desirable for a shade garden.

In spring, drooping clusters of white flowers appear below the branches. Foliage turns to a deep plum in the fall. Part sun to shade, prefers rich, organic moist soil. Lightly prune in late winter or early spring if 'Rainbow' is a bit leggy.

Native to Maryland and Native to U.S.
Mature Plant Height: Medium: 30-48"
Evergreen
Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun) and Full Shade (less than 4 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium and Well-drained
Soil Type: Rich Organic Matter
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Foliage color: Yellow, Green, and Purple
Features: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Fall Color, Fragrant, and Winter Interest
Tolerances: Deer Tolerant and Shade Tolerant
Garden Type: Woodland Garden, Small Space, Container, and Foundation Planting

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