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LEUCOTHOE fontanesiana 'Scarletta'

Commonly known as Highland doghobble

More dwarf growing than 'Rainbow' with smaller green leaves which are brilliant red when immature
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - lance-shaped, leathery leaves 6-16cm (2½-6in) long, turning coppery in winter.
  • White
  • Height - 30cm (12in) plus.
  • Spread - 45cm (18in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - garden origin.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Leaf colour (if not green) - Red
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
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Leucothoe - Growing Guide
30cm (12in) plus.
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  45cm (18in)
 

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