Aspect: Part or full shade
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Soil: Moist but well-drained
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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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.
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.
It is possible to propagate Leucothoe by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.
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