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Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum

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lor-oh-PET-a-lum chy-nen-SEE ROO-brum
Description

This Fringe Flower cultivar is an evergreen shrub that has pink to red blooms and purple to green-purple foliage. Protect from winter winds in zone 7. Prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soils in sun to part shade. It can be severely pruned after flowering and is resistant to deer.  Plant it in mass as a hedge, in borders or near hardscape elements.

More information on Loropetalum chinense.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Backyard Patio
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Blush', 'Burgundy', 'Purple Pixie', 'Razzleberri', 'Razzle Dazzle'
Tags:
#red#evergreen#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#fragrant flowers#pink flowers#purple leaves#showy leaves#spring flowers#mass planting#hedges#deer resistant#borders#screening#walkway planting
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Blush', 'Burgundy', 'Purple Pixie', 'Razzleberri', 'Razzle Dazzle'
Tags:
#red#evergreen#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#fragrant flowers#pink flowers#purple leaves#showy leaves#spring flowers#mass planting#hedges#deer resistant#borders#screening#walkway planting
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Loropetalum
    Species:
    chinense
    Family:
    Hamamelidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    Resistant to deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Rounded
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Oval fruit capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    0.7 in. fragrant pink to almost red flowers in late winter to early spring with strap-shaped petals. 3 to 6 flowers are crowded together in the leaf axis.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Obovate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1- 2.5-inch long green to maroon leaves that are velvety hairy. New growth is reddish.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Garden for the Blind
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer