Leucothoe. This evergreen shrub is mainly grown for its colourful foliage. The slender leaves take on a lovely bronze-red in the autumn. Clusters of small white or pink flowers will appear in spring. Ideal plant for winter containers and small gardens.
Leucothoe prefers partial shade but tolerates full sun if the soil is moist.
Leucothoe ‘Scarletta’ (‘Zeblid’)
Leucothoe ‘Scarletta’ (‘Zeblid’) is a beautiful foliage plant with different leaf colours. The young leaves emerge as maroon, maturing to a dark green, then a bronze-red in autumn. This shrub is relatively low-growing and grows to 0,6-1m tall.
Leucothoe ‘Little Flames’
Smaller at 0,5m, ‘Little Flames’ produces deep green foliage that turns fiery red during the autumn months.
Other good forms include Leucothoe axillaris ‘Curly Red’, Leucothoe keiskei ‘Burning Love’ en Leucothoe keiskei ‘Royal Ruby’.