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Leucothoe Axillaris 'Royal Ruby' 5 Litre

Leucothoe Axillaris 'Royal Ruby' 5 Litre

£18.50
Leucothoe Royal Ruby 5 Litre by Charellagardens
Leucothoe Royal Ruby 5 Litre by Charellagardens Leucothoe Royal Ruby 5 Litre by Charellagardens
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Quick Overview

Leucothoe Scarletta a great evergreen Leucothoe for pots and borders, relatively slow growing so a good choice for a low maintenance evergreen plant in pots. 

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
20cm - 40cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
5 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
25-30cm
Toleration
Toleration
-25
Flowering Colour
Flowering Colour
White
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Relatively Slow
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Leucothoe Axillaris 'Royal Ruby' 5 Litre - Leucothoe Royal Ruby is an evergreen shrub, that gives great autumn colour. Due to the relatively low growth habit, around about 50cm at maturity it tends to be used for ground cover in borders,  but also a good choice for an evergreen plant in pots. Royal Ruby has attractive green leaves, edeged with red, leaves mature to deep red in Autumn, and small white flowers are produced in spring. 

Leucothoe Royal Ruby is best grown in acid soil or ericaceous compost in pots, 

What to expect: These are semi matures plants in 5 litre pots, that will  give instant effect in borders and pots. .

Planting Position: Full sun through to partial shade.

Soil. Acid or ericaceous compost

Suitable for container planting? Yes ideal for both ground and container.

Growth speed: Slow to medium, horizontal growth is quicker than vertical, making it an excellent choice for ground cover.

Growth Habit: Bushy, creeping

Flowering Period: Better known for Autumn colour rather than flowers however small inconspicuous white flowers are produced on new growth in spring.

Pruning: Not necessary.

Foliage: New growth is green with red tips, dark burgundy during autumn and winter, gives good winter colour when most of the garden is looking pretty bare. 

Evergreen? Yes this plant is one of a limited number of garden plants that looks equally as good if not better during the winter months.

Hardiness: Fully hardy -25

An extremely low maintenance tough plant that requires no special attention. Plant in a sunny or semi shaded spot in well drained damp soil. Prepare your hole by loosening the soil at the base of the hole to help root establishment, adding an organic compost will also help the plant get settled. Feed sparingly during the summer months to encourage winter colour change. If planted in a pot ensure a good water supply. This plant has no special requirements during the winter months.