Leucothoe ‘Curly Red’

Leucothoe axillaris ‘Curly Red’ was found in 1996 as a sport of the variety ‘Zeblid’, and is a special leucothoe with curling leaves in different colors throughout the seasons. During Autumn leaves are red, and in early winter they become purple. As the plant is very hardy, the thick, leathery leaves keep their color during the winter.

‘Curly Red’ is a good cover for shady banks and looks great in mass plantings. It is well suited as an undergrowth plant, and mixes well with green foliage shrubs. A fantastic woody subject for mixed winter containers!

Origin: Netherlands

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 6
  • Compact habit
  • Curly leaves that change colors with the seasons

Patent Status: USPP #17,666

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