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Ruby Loropetalum Loropetalum chinense ‘Ruby’

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Description

Ruby Loropetalum is an evergreen shrub in the witch hazel family that features ruby-red new growth in spring, which darkens to a deep burgundy color by autumn.

Each April, bright pink clusters of fringe-shaped flowers appear almost like magic.  The combination of colorful foliage plus the pink blossoms makes this an exciting addition to almost any landscape.

This shrub does need regular watering weekly, more often in extreme heat. It prefers moist, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Protect from winter winds in zone 7.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Ruby'
Tags:
#evergreen#pink#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#fragrant flowers#shrub#showy leaves#spring flowers#burgundy leaves
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Ruby'
Tags:
#evergreen#pink#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#fragrant flowers#shrub#showy leaves#spring flowers#burgundy leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Loropetalum
    Species:
    chinense
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Deer resistant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • 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:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Bright pink clusters of fragrant, fringe-shaped flowers in spring with sporadic blooming throughout.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Ruby red new growth in spring. darkens to deep burgundy color by autumn.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer