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Leucothoe axillaris Little Flames

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Leucothoe axillaris Little Flames Highland Doghobble, Fetter Bush, Switch Ivy,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs TBA

Leucothoe axillaris Little Flames produces fiery crimson new shoots that stand out from the mature glossy green foliage beneath. The white Spring flowers are carried in dainty racemes which only add to its charm. The onset of Autumn sees the foliage turn to crimson, bringing a blaze of colour to fading planting schemes. This compact evergreen shrub is very low maintenance, and has a neat bushy habit that works well in any garden situation.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Leucothoe Little Flames performs best in acidic soil in full sun to semi shade, and will grow to a height of 50cm and a width of 30cm. Information & Images courtesy of Touch of Class Plants.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Ericaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green, Red
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate