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botanical name:
Leucothoe 'Lovita'
Leucothoe 'Lovita' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Switch Ivy
synonyms:  Leucothoe 'Zebonard', Leucothoë 'Lovita', Leucothoë fontanesiana 'Lovita'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.75m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: red & green
flower colour: white
main season: All Year
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Small spreading evergreen shrub with dark green leaves that are red tinged when young and bronze-red in winter. Clusters of fragrant small white flowers in spring.

Well drained, moist acid soil in a shady position.

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