Plant of the week: Leucothoe ‘Scarletta’

Otherwise known as Switch Ivy, Leucothoe ‘Scarletta’ is a handsome evergreen shrub for acidic soils. Young red leaves age to dark green during the growing season before changing again to intense ruby-red during autumn and winter – currently they look as pictured here.

They then develop delicate white lily-of-the-valley flowers in spring. All Country Life orders that include Leucothoe this week will get a second plant free.

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