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  • switch ivy
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.8m

Leucothoe fontanesiana Whitewater ('Howw') (PBR)

switch ivy

£6.99 £5.59
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Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: spring
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The foliage of this shade-loving evergreen will really help to liven up a dark corner. The new leaves emerge pink or coppery green, but as they mature they turn various shades of green, but each leaf has an irregular ivory-cream margin. As the temperatures drop in the winter months, the foliage then takes on a purplish flush, which is retained until the temperatures rise once again. Forming a low mound, it makes fantastic ground cover where soils are reliably moist but freely draining.

  • Garden care: Minimal pruning is required. Remove misplaced, dead or diseased branches in late spring.