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Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum

Common Name(s):
Fringe flower, Redleaf loropetalum
Cultivar(s):
Blush, Burgundy, Razzleberri
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Pink to red-flowered cultivar of Loropetalum chinense; can be severely pruned after flowering. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
6-10 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple ovate-rounded green to maroon leaves; 1-2.5 in. long; new growth is reddish; best color with high fertility and moisture; some cultivars maintain reddish color in summer
Flower:
0.7 in. fragrant pink to almost red flowers in spring; straw-shaped; 3 to 6 flowers crowded together in leaf axis
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; tolerates range of soil types but prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter; drought and heat tolerant
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Irregular to rounded shrub with whip-like shoots
Width:
6-10 ft.
Tags:
reddish color, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1666

Loropetalum chinense v rubrum Loropetalum chinense v rubrum 'Razzleberri'
Photo by Scott Zona, CC BY-NC-2.0
Loropetalum chinense v rubrum Loropetalum chinense v rubrum 'Razzleberri' detail
Photo by Scott Zona, CC BY-NC-2.0