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Switch Ivy

Leucothoe fontanesiana

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Also known as

Mountain Doghobble, Fetterbush, Drooping Laurel, Dog Hobble, Highland Doghobble, Drooping leucotho, Dog-hobble

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

2.5m

1m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Switch Ivy Overview

These are evergreen flowering shrubs with graceful, arching stems. The flowers bloom in racemes of bell-shaped, waxy white flowers in the spring. Grow in rich organic matter and in partial shade or full shade.

How to propagate Switch Ivy

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Special features of Switch Ivy

Ground cover

Hedge plant

Other uses of Switch Ivy

Banks, hedging, specimen, ornamental, cutting bed, ground cover