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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Sierra laurel

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - or semi-evergreen shrubs.
  • Full shade - will tolerate deep shade.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for their variably shaped leaves and cylindrical to urn-shaped flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - Himalayas, eastern Asia, Americas, Madagascar.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
Leucothoe - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of LEUCOTHOE

LEUCOTHOE fontanesiana 'Rainbow'

LEUCOTHOE fontanesiana 'Rainbow'  >

Commonly known as: Highland doghobble.
Bright green foliage mottled yellow red & pink
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

LEUCOTHOE fontanesiana 'Scarletta'  AWARD

LEUCOTHOE fontanesiana 'Scarletta'  >

Commonly known as: Highland doghobble.
More dwarf growing than 'Rainbow' with smaller green leaves which are brilliant red when immature
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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