By Teo Spengler If you’ve never heard of fetterbush, you’re in for a treat. Fetterbush is an attractive evergreen shrub with shiny leaves and showy flowers. This native plant grows in the wild in bogs, bays, swamps and wet woodlands. Keep reading for fetterbush information and tips on how to grow a fetterbush. What is Fetterbush? Fetterbush (Lyonia lucida) is a deciduous shrub native to the southeastern United States. Its aspect is open and arching, while leaves are thick and leathery, a lustrous dark green. If you start growing fetterbush, you’ll fall for the drooping, urn-shaped flowers that can last all spring long and into summer. They grow at the branch tips in clusters, in varying shade of pink. Some are almost white while others are a deep, rich shade. It’s called fetterbush because of how its growth habit that can restrict, or fetter, the passage of humans or animals.