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botanical name:
Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'
Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Switch Ivy
synonyms:  Leucotho√ę 'Curly Red'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.50m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
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: 6 to 9
Small evergreen shrub of compact upright habit with curious distinctly curled leaves arranged up the stems giving a spiralling effect. The leaves are leathery, glossy green with pronounced veins and become strongly tinted with dark red in winter. Small white bell shaped flowers in late spring.

Moist, fertile acid soil in part shade.

other notes:
Recently introduced cultivar, raised by Ron van Opstal, Zundert, Netherlands. A sport of Leucothoe axillaris 'Zeblid'.
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