Leucothoe Axillaris 'Curly Red' 5 Litre - Large Plants


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Quick Overview

  • Pot Size (cm)


  • Location

    Partial Shade To Full Shade

  • Height


  • Will Tolerate


  • Colour


  • Classification


  • Growth Speed


  • Suitable for containers


A new variety of Leucothoe. Highest quality, an extremely tough fully hardy easy to grow plant for both sun and shade in containers or borders.

Leucothoe Axillairs 'Curly Red' 5 Litre - Highest Quality. Also known as Dog Hobble. What makes this plant very special is its curly foliage that changes colour as the seasons progress. During Autumn the leaves colour to red before turning purple.The plant is extremely hardy and retains its colour throughout the winter. In fact,the red twigs produce red and pink shoots,giving a very attractive affect. In early spring it produces small white flowers. The plant branches vigorously,which gives it a compact appearance.This is a low maintenance plant. It tolerates sun and is resistant to disease.It can be planted in the garden but will look equally as good on a balcony or patio.

What to expect: Your Curly Red is a highest quality plant from a very exclusive grower and will arrive with an actual plant size of 30cm with a similar spread. Planted in a large 5 litre/23cm pot. The pictures were taken September 2016, plants are just beginning to show some autumn colour

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Planting Position: Partial through to full shade.

Soil. Very adaptable plant will tolerate a wide range of well drained soils.

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

Eventual height and spread: 120-150cm x 150cm wide.

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: Not really a flowering plant small inconspicuous white flowers, on new growth.

Pruning: Not necessary. Foliage: Deep green with red tips that turn to dark burgundy during autumn and winter. Has an almost crispy feel rather than the usual foliage of other Leucothoe varieties.

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 -15

An extremely low maintenance plant that requires no special attention. Plant in a 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.

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