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Loropetalum chinense

Common Name(s):
Fringe flower, Loropetalum
Cultivar(s):
Hillier Form, Snow Dance, Snow Muffin
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; can be severely pruned after flowering; warm nut brown bark color; can be grown as a small tree.

Wildlife Value: This plant is resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
6-10 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous green, rounded leaves; 1-2.5 in. long
Flower:
Cluster of 0.7 in. fragrant cream to white flowers in spring; narrow strap-shaped petals; fragrant
Zones:
7b-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter; does well in clay
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Irregular to rounded shrub with whip-like shoots; dense; vase shape
Width:
6-10 ft.
Tags:
cpp, drought tolerant, small tree, bark, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1667

Loropetalum chinense Loropetalum chinense habit
Gary Scott, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Loropetalum chinense Loropetalum chinense close up
Gary Scott, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Loropetalum chinense Loropetalum chinense flower detail
Eric Hunt, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0