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Leucothoe Axillaris Curly Red, commonly known as Curly Red Leucothoe, is an evergreen shrub that features dark green leaves with curly, red edges. It is a low maintenance plant that can add interest to borders, containers, and woodland gardens.
Best positioned in partially shaded areas, Curly Red Leucothoe grows to a height of around 1m and a spread of 1m. It has an upright, bushy growth habit that can be easily maintained with pruning.
The shrub typically produces small, white or pink flowers in early to mid-summer, but the main attraction is the foliage, which provides year-round interest with its vibrant, curly red edges.
Curly Red Leucothoe prefers acidic, well-drained soil and benefits from regular feeding with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season. It is also recommended to mulch the soil around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and prevent weeds.
Overall, Leucothoe Axillaris Curly Red is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for an easy-to-grow, low maintenance shrub with year-round interest.