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Loropetalum chinense ‘Ruby’

Common Name(s):
Ruby loropetalum
Cultivar(s):
'Ruby'
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

The Chinese Fringe, or Loropetalum, is a versatile plant that can add pizzazz to almost any dull landscape.  'Ruby' Loropetalum is an evergreen shrub 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 flower appear almost like magic.  The combination of colorful foliage plus the pink blossoms makes this an exciting addition to almost any landscape.

Loropetalums will grow in sun or part shade  Most will easily grow 8 feet tall and 8 feet wide.  However, 'Ruby' is considered to be one of the more compact cultivars reaching a mature height of only 5 feet.

These special shrub can be used in a variety of gardeing situations.  Use them as an informal hedge, to screen an undesirable view, or transplanted with other plants in a shrub border.  Once established, 'Ruby' is very drought tolerant.

Height:
5 feet
Foliage:
Ruby red new growth in spring. darkens to deep burgundy color by autumn.
Flower:
Fringe shaped. Heaviest in spring, but will repeat throughout the year. Fragrant.
Zones:
7 to 9
Site:
Needs regular watering weekly, more often in extreme heat. Great for containers.
Form:
Compact, rounded
Width:
5 feet
Tags:
showstopper, show stopper

NCCES plant id: 3096