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Leucothoe 'Little Flames'
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Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Little Flames'

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Little Flames' is a multi-stemmed, broadleaf evergreen shrub with arching branches that grows in a compact, dense mound. New growth in spring is red in color which contrasts well with the green foliage underneath. Use as a low hedge or container plant, tolerates acidic soil. Dainty white flowers appear in spring, fall foliage turns crimson red!

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Best grown in moist, acidic, organically rich, cool, sandy to clay, well-drained loams in part shade. Can be grown in full sun, but must have consistent moisture. Tolerates full shade. Does not tolerate drought or windy conditions. Although winter hardy to USDA Zone 5, this shrub should be planted in a protected location and given a good winter mulch in the St. Louis area to insure winter survival. 

Height:

24-36 in

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Spread:

24-36 in

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Little Flames'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Fall
Attributes
Ground Cover
Container
Great Foliage
Edging
Mass Planting
Evergreen
Specimen
Focal Point
Border or Bed
Foliage Color
Orange
Red
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