Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'


From Polhill


Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days

Add a pot? The decorative pot is not included, but fear not, any of these will fit perfectly:

Want to send this as a gift? Add a handwritten gift note at checkout.


Why We Love It

'Curly Red' treats you to vibrant leaves that change with the seasons.

This elegant shrub's curled foliage is red during spring, green in summer and adopts a bronzed tint in the winter.

How to Plant

Leucothoe 'Whitewater' will need acidic soil. If yours is too alkaline, you could try mixing in sulphur to adjust the pH, or use an ericaceous potting mix in a container. Clay, loam or sandy soils should all work fine, as long as they're humus-rich and well-drained.

Into the Ground

Leucothoe 'Whitewater' should do well in pots – you could use it to bring a dramatic blaze of colour to a patio. You'll need some ericaceous potting compost, along with your trowel and a watering can.

  1. Fill your container to a few centimetres below the brim with your potting compost.
  2. Dig a hole twice the size of the plant's rootball.
  3. Pop your plant into the hole and position the top of the rootball level with the soil surface.
  4. Backfill around the roots with your compost, tamp down and water well.

Into a Pot

  1. Cover the drainage holes in your pot using stones or pieces of broken pot.
  2. Add the compost to your container.
  3. Gently loosen the roots of your plant and place it in the container.
  4. Check that the top of the roots is level with the top of the compost, approximately 2.5cm below the edge of the container.
  5. Fill the container.
  6. Firm

Product Details

Effort Level

Looks after itself


Border or bed

Flower Colour


Current Height

20 - 30cm

Eventual Height

100 cm

Current Spread


Eventual Spread

50 cm

Botanic Name

Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'

Light Condition

Partial shade

Planting time




Code: SPRTL107473


Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days
Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99  ·  Delivered within 2-4 working days

Standard Delivery
This item is eligible for standard delivery, we’ll work with our delivery partners to ensure you receive your delivery within 2-4 working days.


Want to send this as a gift? Add a handwritten gift note at checkout.

If you’re worried about your delivery or have any other burning questions please send a message to helpme@sproutl.com and one of our team will get back to you as quickly as we can.

See our Delivery Promise

ForbesThe Times logoi newsSky NewsTelegraph logo