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Re: Unknown shrub

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Sandra, we have had a suggestion on social media:

"Looks similar to Leucothoe Fontanesiana 'Rainbow' quite a few different forms on the market."

Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Tue. 30th July 2019 07:03

Re: What is this shrub please?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

leucothoe fontanesiana 'rainbow

  • Posted: Fri. 10th May 2019 14:00

Re: Plant identification

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

the third picture is leucothoe, with a bit of Viburnum davidii in ithe pic.

  • Posted: Sat. 26th August 2017 14:41

Re: Plant identification

Message from Rachel Bailey

In forum: Identify a plant

Thank you. I'll look at the Cotoneaster species suggested and compare. Elaine - the growth habit of the Lonicera is very L. nitida and the leaves are not as elongated as in L. pileata.
I thought the shrub in image 2 was Leucothoe too - but the leaves are apple green in colour. Will look into this more.
Thanks again
Rachel

  • Posted: Thu. 24th August 2017 10:22

Re: Plant identification

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Rachel,

A few suggestions for you from our social media followers:

Cotoneaster lacteus
Lonicera nitida
Leucothoe family

I hope this helps?

Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd August 2017 12:23

advice on care of Leucothoe Keiskei

Question from Elaine Gregory

In forum: Leucothoe keiskei 'Royal Ruby'

This was newly planted in my garden last November along with lots of other plants when I employed a professional gardener to sort my garden out having moved ihouse and finding I had a real problem with clay soil. Most plants are becoming established but this plants appears to be dying , please could you give me some advice. Can it be saved or do I dig it out and replace it, which would be a shame. Thanks

  • Posted: Fri. 17th July 2015 07:51

Sick Leucothoe 'Red Lips'

Question from Anne Kent

In forum: Leucothoe 'Red Lips'

My Leucothoe 'Red Lips' has turned brown and looks like it's dying, any suggestions why this might be and what I can do to save it?

  • Posted: Sun. 12th July 2015 06:32

Re: Re: Identify Plant

Message from sue

In forum: Identify a plant

Thank you for your reply, I looked up Leucothoe and the growing details/advise/needs.
I top-dressed the plant with ericaceous soil and granular feed/fertiliser and moved to a shady position, can anyone advise why it now looks so awful/sad, i know the weather has been to great.

Thanks

  • Posted: Tue. 7th April 2015 13:24

Re: Identify Plant

Message from Clockhouse Nursery

In forum: Identify a plant

Leucothoe possibly fontanesiana "Rainbow" but there are a few cultivars that look similar.
Needs acid (ericaceous) soils.

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd March 2015 09:53

Re: Help with identification please

Message from Samantha Jane

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi there,
It is a lovely Leucothoe, e.g. axillaris. It is ericaceous, so would love some ericaceous compost and to be either fed at the roots and/or foliar fed with a sequestrated iron base. They are generally slow growing until very happy and they can be quite frost tender.
Best wishes,
Samantha Jane
sjgardendesign.com

  • Posted: Tue. 27th May 2014 06:18

Re: Please can anyone tell me what this is?

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Identify a plant

I agree with Elaine. It's a Leucothoe possibly Rainbow but there are many more. Like acid soil and shade.

  • Posted: Thu. 4th July 2013 21:03

Re: Please can anyone tell me what this is?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Is it evergreen? looks like it has some variegation, could it be leucothoe?

  • Posted: Thu. 4th July 2013 16:30

Re: Problem with plant

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Leucothoe fontainesiana 'Rainbow'

Any chance of a picture?
Evergreens will drop leaves during the course of the year, unlike deciduous plants which drop them in autumn.
Leucothoe prefer an acid soil - do you know what type of soil you have? The also prefer a shady site.
Another option would be that the leaves have been hit by frost.
I wouldn't quite give up on it yet, especially as you say it has new buds. Once the weather warms up you could give it a feed of sequestrine - this should help sort out any iron deficiency due to alkaline soil.
To deter the cats from urintating I would suggest you place twigs and sticks around the base. Trimmings from holly or similar should do the trick. Cats will only urinate/deficate in an are of bare soil - generally once it has been freshly dug.

  • Posted: Sat. 30th March 2013 15:49

Problem with plant

Question from Monica

In forum: Leucothoe fontainesiana 'Rainbow'

I think my Leucothoe is probably dying. It is mostly brown now and leaves are dropping. There does seem to be new buds on leaf stems though, but am not hopeful. also it's possible cats have urinated in the area. Any thoughts?

  • Posted: Fri. 29th March 2013 14:04

Re: Ground cover question...

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

If you have acidic soil you could consider Leucothoe 'Red Lips' as ground cover. A low growing dense evergreen shrub, likes shade and it's winter colour is gorgeous.
There are others with differing heights. Extremely hardy too!

  • Posted: Tue. 8th January 2013 16:50

Re: Cutt

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'

Leucothoe are shrubs - you can't divide like you would do a herbaceous perennial. These shrubs are not large - I can't see any reason you would want to cut it in half other than to obtain another plant. If so, you can check here on shoot on how to propogate your plant.
Angie

  • Posted: Sat. 19th May 2012 20:08

Re: leucothoe axillaris

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'

Hi, Michael,
Hard to say. What was your hardening off process (i.e. way to acclimate the plants to being outdoors). How often did you water? What has the weather been like where you live? They like to be in partial to deep shade - were they getting too much sun?
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Thu. 12th May 2011 22:20

leucothoe axillaris

Question from Michael Preston

In forum: Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'

After successfully flourishing in a cold greenhouse often below freezing.Plants were brought outdoors and have all dried up and died (5 in number). I fed these plants with ericacous liquid for two years. Can you explain why this has happened?

  • Posted: Wed. 11th May 2011 15:38

Re: Help Identify my Plant, please?

Message from Sue Redfearn

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Kathy,,

Thanks fLeucothoe axillarisor getting back to me - I believe you are correct, that it is a Leucothoe axillaris - and am thinking it could be a 'Scarletta'. Having looked on the web it is the closest match I could find.

I shall now remove it from the sunny position I placed it in yesterday.... and re-pot with acid soil, which luckily I have half a bag of.

Thanks again.

Sue

  • Posted: Fri. 8th April 2011 09:59

Re: Help Identify my Plant, please?

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, Sue
I think it might be a type of Leucothoe, perhaps L. axillaris - the only thing that makes me unsure of that id is that fact that yours has never flowered. However, Leucothoe likes acid conditions so if yours is one, it will want to be in ericaceous compost (you can get that at any garden centre).
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Thu. 7th April 2011 23:32