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botanical name:
Leucothoe 'Scarletta'
Leucothoe 'Scarletta' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Switch Ivy
synonyms:  Leucothoe 'Zeblid', Leucothoë 'Scarletta', Leucothoë axillaris 'Scarletta'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 1.50m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: red & green
flower colour: white
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Evergreen small shrub with a dense, arching habit, foliage has strong red tints when young and turns bronze in winter, shade tolerant. White flowers in spring.

Best in part shade but will tolerate deep shade or a sunny position if not too hot and dry. Moist, well drained humus-rich acid soil.

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