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Commonly known as Dog hobble
Genus of about 9 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen shrubs from woodland, thickets, swamps and streambanks in the Himalayas, eastern Asia and North America.
EvergreenFoliage starts red, turns green and to red again with the onset of colder weather.
SpreadTo 2m (6ft)
Dwarf shrubTypically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.Creeping shrub.
Ground coverThese plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originGarden origin USA.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFertile moist well-drained soilhumus- rich
to 2m (6ft)
Buy Varieties of LEUCOTHOE
bright green foliage mottled yellow red & pink
more dwarf growing than 'Rainbow' with smaller green leaves which are brilliant red when immature