Growing & Maintenance:
In spring, apply balanced fertilizer for acid-loving plants according to package directions. Check soil weekly for moisture. Water thoroughly when dry. Adequate water until the ground freezes is necessary to sustain plant during the winter. Remove any winter-damaged wood in spring, prior to new growth appearing. Apply mulch 2-3" deep around the plant in summer to keep the soil moist and cool. Maintain mulch 2-3" deep around plant to protect roots during winter. No additional winter protection other than fall mulching is needed in most areas.
Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Girards Rainbow'
Plant Type: Broadleaves
Drooping clusters of bright white flowers in midspring lasting for 2-3 weeks. Unusual tricolored new growth of foliage is white, pink or copper, becoming plum-colored in fall.
Height: 4 Ft
Spread: 6 Ft
Spacing: 6 Ft
Hardiness Zone: 5-8