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  • PAISLEY PUP™ Leucothoe

    A colorful, eye-catching Ground cover for a shady spot might sound like a tall order, but Paisley Pup leucothoe (Leucothoe fontanesiana) has it covered – with style! Also known as doghobble, drooping laurel, and fetterbush, this North American native shrub grows as a slowly spreading mound, perfect for transforming difficult spots into a lush, colorful canvas that needs virtually no maintenance. All season long, the new growth emerges in shades of pink, white, green, and yellow for an ever-changing, swirling display that really lights up shady spots. In late spring and early summer, elegant chains of fragrant, bell-shaped, white flowers dangle from the arching stems for even more beauty and interest. Did we mention Paisley Pup leucothoe is also exceptionally deer resistant, too?

    Why grow Paisley Pup leucothoe:
    – Super colorful foliage – not your typical variegation!

    – Native to North America

    – Shade tolerant and easy to grow in any well-drained, acidic soil

     

     

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