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Leucothoe Scarletta ('Zeblid') | Switch Ivy - 50-60cm, 7lt

Leucothoe Scarletta ('Zeblid') | Switch Ivy - 50-60cm, 7lt

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Leucothoe ‘Scarletta’ ('Zeblid') is a dense, compact, symmetrical, evergreen shrub with slightly arching branches, and very attractive, slender, ovate, pointed, glossy, leathery leaves, colourful all year round - bright scarlet in spring, deep green in summer, burgundy red in autumn, and bronze to purple in winter. Small, urn-shaped, creamy white flowers bloom in spring. Leucothoe ‘Scarletta’ ('Zeblid') grows best in humus-rich, acidic, sandy to clay, moist, well-drained soils. It prefers partial shade but is tolerant of heavy shade and full sun as long as it has consistent moisture. Doesn’t like drought and wind. It is resistant to frost, but needs to be sheltered form harsh, winter winds. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. Dog Hobble ‘Scarletta” is a stunning shrub suitable for cottage and woodland gardens. it is perfect as a groundcover or for garden edging. Excellent for flower beds, shrub borders, and banks and slopes for erosion control. Great for low hedges.
  • Common Name

    Dog Hobble ‘Scarletta”, Switch Ivy

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, USA

  • Flower

    small, urn-shaped, creamy white flowers

  • Foliage

    slender, ovate, pointed, glossy, leathery leaves, colourful all year round

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


East–facing or West–facing or North–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, full shade, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, poorly–drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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