Leucothoe axillaris Curly Red - Twisted Curly Red Evergreen - Pack of THREE Plants
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Leucothoe axillaris Curly Red - Twisted Curly Red Evergreen - Pack of THREE Plants

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Easy to grow and provides excellent ground cover. Colour all year, particularly from Winter into Spring. Highly unusual curly, twisted leaves provide excellent visual attractiveness. Compact and bushy with a low spreading growing habit. Ideal for container planting in Winter, and also superb for ground cover when planted en-masse. A very unusual and intriguing evergreen shrub, Leucothoe 'Curly Red' is a highly sought after plant, due to it's unique, curling leaves.

When they first shoot, young leaves are a glossy red colour before maturing to a glossy green for Summer. As Winter comes and the cold weather approaches, this fantastic shrub actually changes its colour back to red and remains so until Spring arrives and new shoots appear. It can also bloom with small white flowers in Spring, however these are often insignificant and do not draw attention away from it's glorious foliage. This plant is easy to grow and very hardy.

It prefers moist, well-drained soil and a shady position but is also tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions. Best planted amongst golden foliage plants as the dark-red, bold colouring of this Leucothoe really contrasts well. Try planting with Sarcococca confusa or Daphne odora aureomarginata so as to get that delightful fragrance that they produce, coupled with the aesthetics of the bright, curly foliage on this Leucothoe. Perhaps try planting in a container over Winter to make a lovely feature of this shrub, before planting in your bed or border when Spring arrives.

Pack of THREE Super Quality Plants in approx 2-3 Litre containers.