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Surrey, United Kingdom Gb

Hi, I just purchased this, it had no label, I was thinking it was a Leucothoe though since arriving home I've not been able to identify it accurately.
The leaves on the lower branches are almost entirely purple/brown in colour with the odd speck of cream.
The newer foliage is as seen in the photo




It is leucothoe I think it's one of the newer types, my neighbour has one the same. Hope it was a bargain, very handsome plant:-)

7 Oct, 2009


Could it be Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Scarletta' ?

7 Oct, 2009


It's Leucothoe fontainesiana 'Rainbow', an evergreen shrub, grows to about 5feet.

7 Oct, 2009


about 2 foot high, so a second year cutting, was about £4.50 from a nursery

7 Oct, 2009


Nip out the tips to make it bush out.

8 Oct, 2009

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