Leucothoe Scarletta


Leucothoe Scarletta, Switch Ivy. A magnificent fast growing, evergreen spreading shrub with vivid red coloured foliage especially in the latter half of the year. Max Height 40cm to 60cm. Max Spread 1m to 1.2m. Makes a striking border shrub. Flowers May.




Plant in acidic wet soil. Full sun / Partial shade, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.