Dog hobble ‘Scarletta’, Leucothoe walteri ‘Scarletta’, Swith ivy ‘Scarletta’, Leucothoe ‘Zeblid’, Leucothoe axillaris ‘Scarletta’, Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Scarletta’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Scarletta’ _ ‘Scarletta’ is a spreading, evergreen shrub with leathery, oblong to lance-shaped leaves, reddish-purple when young, maturing dark green, and turning reddish-bronze in autumn and winter. Racemes of cylindrical or urn-shaped, white flowers bloom in spring.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
White in Spring
Reddish-purple in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red, Bronze-tinted in Autumn; Bronze-tinted, Red in Winter
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Generally pest free.
Generally disease free.
Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings
Leucothoe ‘Scarletta’ (Dog hobble ‘Scarletta’) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.
Foliage only, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance
Grow in moist, acid soil in partial or full shade. Tolerates sun if soil is consistently moist. Does not tolerate strong winds or drought. Tends to sucker and form colonies over time.
Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Partial Shade, Full Shade
North, East, West