Leucothoe 'Curly Red'® - Hardy plant

Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'®

Leucothoe 'Curly Red'® - Hardy plant

Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'®
Attractive winter feature!
Leucothoe 'Curly Red' is a rather intriguing evergreen shrub with decorative curled leaves! In spring, the new young leaves appear in a lovely glossy red colour which in summer turn to a glossy green. Leucothoe is a pretty, ornamental shrub that makes great ground cover. A slow grower, it is particularly suitable in a planter on the patio or decking. The decorative twigs of Leucothoe 'Curly Red' add the finishing touches to any bouquet.
Height supplied approx. 25 cm, pot size Ø 17 cm.
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Leucothoe 'Curly Red'® - Hardy plant

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From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Color: Green,Red,White
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Edible: No
Flowering: April - June
Cutting flowers: No
Grafted: No
Green stayer: Yes
Growing Height: 60 - 80 cm
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plants: Yes
Latin name: Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'®
Leafs all year: Yes
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow, Shadow
Naturalizing: No
Planting distance: 50 - 60 cm
Scented: Not Scented
Self polinating: No

Plant Leucothoe as soon as possible after delivery, in a pot. Choose a pot with holes in the base to provide adequate drainage. Cover the bottom of the pot with potsherds or a layer of hydro granules. Put fresh potting soil in the pot and put the root ball of the Leucothoe at the right depth. Fill the pot using ericaceous compost and press firmly. Water generously immediately after planting and place the pot in a sunny or partial shaded spot. Line a porous pot on the inside with plastic, or use an inner pot of plastic material. This will prevent evaporation and stop the root ball of the plant from drying out too quickly.

Leucothoe combined

Because of its wonderful leaves, the Leucothoe is very popular as a pot plant. All winter long the striking leaves will decorate your patio. Combine the Leucothoe in a pot with the Viburnum (Viburnum tinus ‘Gwenllian’). Leucothoe is winter hardy and can also grow well in the garden where in time the shrub can reach a height of 75 cm. Combine it in the garden, for example, with Skimmia and you will have a wonderful wintergreen duo.


Water your Leucothoe regularly so that the root ball does not dry out. For a good growth we recommend regularly adding plant food when watering during the flowering period. By removing old stems, beautiful new, brightly coloured leaves will appear.


There are already quite a few cultivars of this beautiful, evergreen shrub - all varying mostly in the shape and colour of the leaves. In spring, small white bell-shaped flowers appear in 5 cm long racemes, making it really appealing.
Leucothoe is classified as Ericaceae and prefers acidic soil.


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