Leucothoe


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Related to Leucothoe: Leucothoe fontanesiana, Leucothoe racemosa

Leucothoe

a genus of plants in the family Ericaceae that contain the tetracyclic polyol andromedotoxin, which causes abdominal pain, vomiting and aspiration pneumonia, and sudden death due to respiratory failure. Include L. davisiae, L. grayana. Called also sierra or black laurel.
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A systematic investigation of the genus Leucothoe (Ericaceae).
Although this will grow twice as fast as Leucothoe, reaching one metre height and spread, this cultivar is still relatively compact.
COLOURFUL foliage plants such as Leucothoe "Rainbow"e and brightly variegated euonymus as well as evergreen ornamental grasses will give long-lasting colour and create impact.
A ADRIENNE SAYS: The faithful pansy is king when it comes to flowers, but if you want to be more adventurous try using colourful foliage plants such as Leucothoe "Rainbow" (pictured) and variegated euonymus to create impact.
A BEAUTIFUL red and white scheme can be created with Leucothoe Scarletta, Skimmia Rubella, Cornus Westonbirt, Helichrysum angustifolium, Erica carnea Springwood White, variegated ivy and Euonymus fortunei Harlequin.
DECORATE your doorstep with a stylish concoction of autumn tints using Leucothoe Scarletta, Skimmia reevsiana and red-leaved kale.
Leucothoe Scarletta is a small garden shrub with young leaves that change from green to bright red.
A must-have for winter containers is Leucothoe Rainbow, which has lovely arching zig-zagged branches clothed in green, cream and pink variegated leaves.
A first-rate plant for a small garden is Leucothoe Rainbow.
Cornus Westonbirt has beautiful red stems and makes a great focal point along with colourful evergreens such as Elaeagnus Maculata, Euonymus Emerald Gaiety, Bergenia crassifolia and Leucothoe Rainbow.
Evergreens like Leucothoe Scarletta, tree heathers and ivies are excellent plants to ensure non-stop colour.
One of my favourites is leucothoe which gives good all-year-round colour.