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Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red' (Dog hobble 'Curly Red')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'

Other names

Dog hobble 'Curly Red'

Genus

Leucothoe Leucothoe

Variety or Cultivar

'Curly Red' _ 'Curly Red' is a compact, mound-forming or spreading, evergreen shrub with glossy, twisted leaves, orange-red in spring, dark green in summer, turning scarlet in autumn and reddish-purple by winter.


Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red' is: Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Compact, Spreading

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Red in Spring; Bright-red in Autumn; Red-maroon, Red in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red' (Dog hobble 'Curly Red') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Foliage only, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moist, acid soil in shade or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'

Other names

Dog hobble 'Curly Red'

Genus

Leucothoe Leucothoe

Variety or Cultivar

'Curly Red' _ 'Curly Red' is a compact, mound-forming or spreading, evergreen shrub with glossy, twisted leaves, orange-red in spring, dark green in summer, turning scarlet in autumn and reddish-purple by winter.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Compact, Spreading


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Red in Spring; Bright-red in Autumn; Red-maroon, Red in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red' (Dog hobble 'Curly Red') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Foliage only, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moist, acid soil in shade or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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I had 3 of these plants in pots, using eracious soil, the leaves are dying off and fading, no longer having the glossy shine. No sign of pests above ground or on the leaves. They have been in the… read more

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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… read more

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