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Dog-hobble Curly Red in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'

 

Dog-hobble 'Curly Red'

Leucothoe is an evergreen broadleaf shrub, native to the USA. It is easy to grow in most soils, as long as the soil isn't alkaline. The leaves are glossy, and the flowers, which are usually white, are small, dangling and bell-shaped. Moist conditions are needed, and this is a shrub that does well in shade or partial shade. It will tolerate sunny conditions as long as there is plenty of water. 'Curly Red' has a rounded bushy habit, with crinkled curled foliage with a red/purple tint in Autumn, pink-green in summer.

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plant Features
  • Dog-hobble Curly Red likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Dog-hobble Curly Red likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Dog-hobble Curly Red is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Dog-hobble Curly Red likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Dog-hobble 'Curly Red'

Latin name

Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'

type

Shrub

family

Ericaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.2 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Dog-hobble Curly Red likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Dog-hobble Curly Red is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Dog-hobble Curly Red likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Dog-hobble Curly Red likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Dog-hobble Curly Red is 2.00meters x 1.50meters 2.00 M 1.50 M

Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'

Leucothoe is an evergreen broadleaf shrub, native to the USA. It is easy to grow in most soils, as long as the soil isn't alkaline. The leaves are glossy, and the flowers, which are usually white, are small, dangling and bell-shaped. Moist conditions are needed, and this is a shrub that does well in shade or partial shade. It will tolerate sunny conditions as long as there is plenty of water. 'Curly Red' has a rounded bushy habit, with crinkled curled foliage with a red/purple tint in Autumn, pink-green in summer.


Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant out container grown plants in a sheltered site, in sun, partial sun or shade, soil should be moist but drain well and acidic with a Ph less than 7.2.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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