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Leucothoe fontanesiana Rainbow – Switch Ivy

SPECIAL DEAL – Usually 15.99, today just 10.99 – Save ฃ5!This plant is a truely wonderful evergreen, with slender arching reddish branches bearing glossy, lance-shaped leaves of burnished bronze-red, mottled with cream and pink. In Spring, the stems are clothed in small cream flowers that hang down from the arching branches creating an extra dimension to the plant.It is a perfect plant as a filler in the garden or as a feature on its own, we’ve seen it teamed up as a wonderful back drop to brightly coloured Midwinter Fire Dogwoods, which makes for a magnificent combination in the winter garden. If you have a troublesome shady area, this could also be the solution, as the are quite tolerant of shade and will even grow under trees with just a smaller amount of dappled light.For interest on the Patio in the duller months, plant in generous containers and keep as a feature in their own right, or team up with contrasting lighter colour plants such as heathers or Skimmia Magic M