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Leucothoe axillaris Twisting Red

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Leucothoe axillaris Twisting Red Highland Doghobble, Fetter Bush, Switch Ivy,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

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

Description:
Leucothoe axillaris Twisting Red has glossy dark green foliage topped with burgundy coloured young shoots, making this an eye-catching shrub. Twisting Red has intriguing curled leaves that add texture and colour to borders and containers. White flowers are borne in Spring. This bushy evergreen shrub performs best in acidic soil in full sun to semi shade, and will grow to a height of 50cm and a width of 60cm. Perfect for massing planting, borders, mixed planting and containers.

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 Twisting Red performs best in acidic soil in full sun to semi shade, and will grow to a height of 50cm and a width of 60cm. 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

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Burgundy, 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
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