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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
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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