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Leucothoe fontanesiana
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Leucothoe (plant)
Species:
fontanesiana

Leucothoe fontanesiana, also known as the highland doghobble, fetter-bush, mountain doghobble or switch ivy, is a species of flowering plant in the family Ericaceae, native to the southeastern United States. It is an erect evergreen shrub growing to 1–2 m (3–7 ft) tall by 3 m (10 ft) broad, with laurel-like glossy leaves 6–16 cm (2–6 in) long, and pendent axillary racemes of urn-shaped flowers in spring.

This plant is a calcifuge and requires a shaded position in acid soil. The cultivar 'Rollissonii' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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