Switch Ivy Leucothoe 'Makijaz' white - Hardy plant

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Makijaz'®

Switch Ivy Leucothoe 'Makijaz' white - Hardy plant

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Makijaz'®
White bell flowers and marble
White bell flowers in little bunches. The 'Makijaz' (Leucothoe fontanesiana) is a particularly striking, evergreen shrub whose leaves are marbled with white. The leaves are a beautiful bronze and pink in the spring. In autumn and winter, the leaves have a beautiful red colour. The dog hobble can be planted in open ground or in a pot, for colour on the balcony. The hardy shrub can be planted all year round. The shrub blooms in the spring with lovely white flowers.
The dog hobble does not need pruning. Plant the Leucothoe in partial shade. The shrub prefers well-drained soil. Give it extra water during dry periods.
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Switch Ivy Leucothoe 'Makijaz' white - Hardy plant

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How we measure

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

Seasonal effects

The appearance of shrubs changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly.

Latin name: Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Makijaz'®
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Yellow,Purple,White
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: May - June
Growing Height: 40 - 50 cm
Planting distance: 30 - 40 cm

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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