Leucothoe – ‘Curly Red’


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Strong Evergreen with fantastic Autumn and Winter colours

  • A very unusual and intriguing evergreen shrub. Leucothoe 'Curly Red' is very sought after 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 approaches and new shoots appear.
  • Can grow up to 1 m in height if not maintained, however it is commonly and very easily trimmed to keep it compact.

  • Eventual Height

    Can grow up to 50 cm in the right conditions.

  • Pot Size

    9 cm

  • Season of Interest


  • Light Required

    Full sun / Partial shade

  • Watering

    Frequent watering

  • Best Growing Conditions

    Grow in moist, acid soil in sun or partial shade. Time to ultimate height 5 to 10 years. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.

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