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Little Flames Leucothoe

Adds color to small hedges or containers

  • Sun Exposure: Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 20 inches
  • Zone: 6-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid to late spring

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Little Flames Leucothoe

Compact shrub produces fiery crimson new shoots that stand out from the glossy green foliage. In the fall, the foliage turns crimson. Adding to its charm are racemes of dainty white flowers in the springtime. This shrub's neat, bushy habit makes it suitable for the front of shaded borders as well as containers. 4" pot. Leucothoe axillaris 'Little Flames'

Shrub • Z6-9 • H20"xW12-24" • Mid to Late Spring • Part Shade

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameLeucothoe axillaris 'Little Flames'
  • Ships As4" POT
  • Sun ExposurePartial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread24 - 12 inches
  • Spacing12 inches
  • Hardiness Zone6-9
  • Flowering DateMid to late spring
  • Planting InstructionsPartial shade is best where there is protection from mid day intense sunlight and heat.
  • Winter CareNone special.
  • Flower Color:white
  • Flower Form2 - 3" long racemes of urn shaped flowers.
  • Foliage Typefiery crimson new shoots that stand out from the mature glossy green foliage beneath
  • Soil RequirementWell drained acidic soil, pH of 4.5 to 6.5.
  • PruningCan take pruning well if a smaller size shrub is desirable.
  • Unique CharactersticsT&M: Leucothoe axillaris 'Little Flames' produces fiery crimson new shoots that stand out from the mature glossy green foliage beneath. The white spring flowers are carried in dainty racemes which only add to its charm. The onset of autumn sees the foliage turn to crimson, bringing a blaze of colour to fading planting schemes. This compact evergreen shrub has a neat, bushy habit that works well towards the front of shaded acid borders, and is equally useful in winter containers.
  • Shipped4" POT
  • Height/Habit20 inches
  • Growth RateSlow to moderate
Shipping Information

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Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

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