Lyonia lucida

(Fetterbush)


$34.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Fetterbush is an arching and sprawling shrub that typically matures to 3-6’ tall and as wide, but can reach 10-15’ tall in optimum growing conditions. Common name is in reference to its dense sprawling growth habit which fetters (impedes) human/animal traffic when growing in thickets. It has small, sweetly fragrant, white bell-shaped flowers (each to 1/ 4” long) which bloom in clusters (to 10-15 flowers per cluster) in late winter to early spring on wood of the previous year.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Description

Best grown in consistently moist, acidic, organically rich, reasonably well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates full sun. In the wild, this shrub grows in bogs and swamps and tolerates soils that are periodically flooded and poorly drained, but it seems to appreciate less soil moisture and better soil drainage when grown in home landscapes. Also tolerates dry sandy habitats once established. Spreads by root suckers and rhizomes to form colonies.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Fetterbush

Botanical Name

Lyonia lucida

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

3 – 6 ft.

Width

3 to 6'

Soil Condition

Average to Wet Soils

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

early spring

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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