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Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red' (Coastal Dog Hobble)

Coastal Dog Hobble 'Curly Red', Swamp Dog-Laurel 'Curly Red', Leucothoe 'Curly Red'


Noted for its striking curling leaves, Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red' (Coastal Dog Hobble) is an evergreen shrub prized for its thick, shiny, leathery, gracefully twisted leaves changing color throughout the seasons. Emerging orange-red, the leaves mature to a dark green before turning scarlet-red in the fall and purple in winter. Clusters of slightly fragrant, heather-like, white flowers bloom in spring, followed by small, red berries. The compact and dense growth habit of this Coastal Dog Hobble selection makes it ideal for small spaces. A desirable evergreen shrub adding interest and drama to mixed borders or containers.

  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall (120-150 cm) and 5-6 ft. wide (150-180 cm) if not trimmed.
  • A part shade to full shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, acid soil.
  • Perfect as a groundcover, for edging, banks and slopes, containers.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is generally disease and pest free.
  • Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • No routine pruning necessary. Remove diseased, damaged, congested or crossing shoots.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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