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How to Grow Leucothoe


    Aspect:  Part or full shade

    Flowering:  Spring

    Hardiness:  Fully Hardy

    Soil:  Moist but well-drained


Where to plant Leucothoe


Leucothoe are best planted in a moist but well-drained soil of loam, clay or sand within an acidic PH balance. Plant them in a position or part or full shade as this will give them the best leaf colour. They are well-suited to being planted in borders, beds and containers.


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How to plant Leucothoe


Plant in a moist, acidic, humus-rich soil. Amend the soil by adding organic matter. Dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the root ball then press soil around the roots. Water well after planting.



How to care for Leucothoe


RHS pruning group 1- lightly prune in late winter or early spring by removing diseased, damaged, congested or crossing shoots. You can also prune any shoots that are growing in directions you don’t want them to. Pruning will help the plant grow bushier and neater in appearance. Water regularly as they do not like to be dried out.


How to propagate Leucothoe


It is possible to propagate Leucothoe by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.

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