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Leucothoe ‘Curly Red’

Leucothoe axillaris

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

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 7 - 11
Height: 16 to 18-inches
41 to 46-centimeters
Spread: 18 to 24-inches
46 to 61-centimeters
Seasons: Spring
Flower Colors: White
Foliage Colors: Dark Green, Burgundy, Red
Light Levels: Full-Sun, Partial-Sun
Growth Habit: Compact-mounded
Usage: Container Gardens, Containers, Garden border, Hedging, Mass landscape planting, Pots
Patent Status: PP 17,666
Origin: Netherlands

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
1-gallon: 12 to 18-weeks with 1 ppp
3-gallon: 24 to 36-weeks with 1 ppp