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Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'

Drooping Laurel or Switch Ivy
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Height: Minimum 3 feet , Maximum 6 feet
Width: Maximum 5 feet
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Choice American native Ericaceae - mostly about foliage: evergreen leaves infused with crimson when new, pick up splashes of cream, green & pink later on. Long chains of white spring flowers followed by blue berries. Arching habit to 3 ft. Half sun & normal water seems best. Can be 'hedged' by control freaks. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:23 PM

Beautiful tricolor new growth of white, pink, and copper makes 'Rainbow' an outstanding choice for a shady corner. The colors fade somewhat, but not entirely, as the season progresses, to be replaced by plum-purple color in winter. Graceful arching habit.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:23 PM

Red, yellow, ; cream variegated leaves are an added attraction to this ornamental native with its pendulous white fl clusters ; arching branches; to 3' (somewhat smaller than the species). PSh/Med

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:23 PM

The foliage is tricolor variegated, and becomes a rich bronze-purple in winter. Grows to 5' tall and wide.

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13 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

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A Rocky Mountain Nursery Independence, OR Email now 503-838-4222 Container: 1
Berryhill Nursery Sherwood, OR Email now 503-628-1293 Container: 2 Liner: 2
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  • Blue Heron Farm Corvallis, OR Email now 541-754-4224 Container: 3
    Case Nursery Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-1567 Bare Root: 1 Liner: 1
    Dinsdale Nursery Sherwood, OR Email now 503-925-9292 Container: 1
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  • Eshraghi Nursery Hillsboro, OR Email now 503-628-8685 Container: 1
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  • Hochstein Nursery LLC Cornelius, OR Email now 503-357-5651 Container: 2
    Kraemer's Nursery Inc. Mt. Angel, OR Email now 877-845-2283 Container: 2
    Obersinner Nursery Inc. Silverton, OR Email now 503-873-4004 Container: X
    Sidhu & Sons Nursery Ltd. Mission, BC Email now 604-826-3537 Container: X Liner: X
    Simnitt Nursery Canby, OR Email now 503-266-9640 Container: 3
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  • Sobella Nursery Damascus, OR Email now 503-454-0789 Container: X
    Youngblood Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-390-8619 Container: 3