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Fetter-bushFenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Fetter-bush (Leucothoe racemosa)


Fetter-bush is a shrub with unique, bell-shaped flowers that grow in racemes. The leaves of the shrub turn red in autumn, but their flowers stay a clear white.
Eubotrys racemosa

Gardening Tips

Care Known Problems How to Harvest Mature Size Notes/Uses
Fetter-bush, like most shrubs, prefers moist soil and humid air. Shade is recommended to conserve moisture. Prefers acidic soil Fetter-bush especially susceptible to root and leaf rot, both of which are already common in moist soil In the transition from green to red leaves branches should be cut for sampling, without removing the flowers A mature Fetter-bush can grow up to 6 feet tall Flowers have proven poisonous to cattle, and should not be ingested by humans