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Fetterbush Eubotrys recurva

Previously known as:

  • Leucothoe recurva
Phonetic Spelling
YOO-bot-trees re-KUR-vuh
Description

Fetterbush is a  low spreading, twiggy shrub that has bright crimson fall foliage. This plant  requires average to moist soil in partial shade and is resistant to damage by deer.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bumblebees#NC native#pollinator plant#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#butterfly friendly#birds#FACU Piedmont Mountains#problem for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bumblebees#NC native#pollinator plant#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#butterfly friendly#birds#FACU Piedmont Mountains#problem for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eubotrys
    Species:
    recurva
    Family:
    Ericaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    U.S.A., NC
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from August to October
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from April to June
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Shade Tree
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats