Burning Love™

Leucothoe keiskei ‘Opstal 50’ PP27132

With recent breeding improvements, Leucothoe is quickly gaining in popularity. Burning Love has a naturally dense, compact habit. Evergreen foliage starts out red/bronze in spring, turning to green in summer, then a deep burgundy red/purple in the winter.

Sunset Zones

3b–7, 15–17

USDA Zones

-10°F to 0°F USDA zones 6–10

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 10a

Burning Love™ Features

Plant Dimensions

2.5' H x 2.5' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Container, Hedge, Low Hedge, Mass planting, Woodland Garden

Plant Type

Evergreen

Growth Rate

Moderate

Exposure

Full coastal sun to part shade in hotter climates

Special Feature

Compact habit, Heat Tolerance, Returns Year After Year, Winter / Fall Foliage Color, Year-Round Interest

Feature

Dark red new foliage ages to green in summer and purple in winter

Flowering Season

Spring

Burning Love™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established

Fertilizer

Fertilize yearly in spring

Pruning

No pruning needed

Soil

Moist, well-drained acidic soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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Your zip code 92115 is located in Zone: 10a with a temperature range of: 30 to 35 °F.