Leucothoe fontanesiana WHITEWATER® ('Howw' PBR)

Leucothoe fontanesiana
Leucothoe fontanesiana WHITEWATER® ('Howw' PBR)
leucothoe
SIZE/TYPE small shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.3-0.8m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-1m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES varigated:green a cream
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION semi-shade to shade
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Evergreen broadleaf
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Quite new in our gardens, leucothoe belongs to the same family as for example rhododendrons. It is becoming more and more popular as a hardy evergreen plant. Whitewater is a new-ish variety from the USA where it was bred already in 1989 by Bob H.Head in South Carolina. Only in 2009 it was released to trade along with patent No. PP18,396. It is protected in Europe, too, under PBR EU20091532. Unauthorized propagation is prohibited.

Whitewater® leucothoe is a low, mound-forming evergreen shrub with narrowly elliptic leaves that have thin ivory variegation at the margins. In spring new leaves emerge pink, coppery and green, maturing to mid and dark green with creamy or ivory margins. In autumn and winter they turn various portions of purple-pink. It flowers quite reliably with 5-7 cm long racemes of white, urn-shaped, pieris-like flowers. Since it makes a lot of seedpods we recommend cutting back flowering branches to encourage new growths. It can also be pruned and trimmed any time from mid spring till late summer to keep it compact.

Whitewater leucothoe dislikes all-day sun. It can be grown in filtered sunlight or partial shade or shade. Being an ericaceous plant it loves the same soil type as rhodos and azaleas: light, acidic, evenly moist but well-drained soil with plenty of nutrients. This variety is more resistant to common leucothoe fungi diseases than other varieties of the species. It can be grown in a patio container. Fully hardy to approx -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 15-12-2011.
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Leucothoe fontanesiana height 40-60 cm, width 40-50 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
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  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
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  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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