Name loropetalum chinense family hamamelidaceae type shrub height 5 to 6 feet 1 5 to 2 meters exposure full sun part sun soil rather rich foliage deciduous blooming february to april. Height after 5 years approx.
Chinese fringe dwarf cultivars are popular for their smaller size and for creating mass plantings since these types of plant can be planted closer than other cultivars.
Chinese loropetalum plants. Supplied as an established plant in a 2l pot. 75 cm 2 5 ft and a width of approx. You can see the similarity of the flower to that of the namesake shrub of this family witch hazel shrub which also bears a fringe like bloom.
Perfect for a pot or border. Ribbon like vibrant pink flowers completely smother the plant from february to april. After seven years it reaches a height of approx.
Its glorious rich burgundy oval shaped leaves contrast superbly against any green plants. Depending on the variety of loropetalum its petals can grow in different tones of creamy white usually with green leaves or with vivid pink fuchsia. Loropetalum chinense usually known by the names chinese fringe flower loropetalum or strap flower is a species of evergreen flowering plants in the hamamelidaceae family.
May have a second minor flowering from september to october. Ruby loropetalum chinese fringe flower is an evergreen shrub which belongs to witch hazel family or in botanical term is hemamelidaceae. Free flowering loropetalum chinese fringe flower are showy evergreen shrubs with clusters of pink red or white spider like flowers reminiscent of those of witch hazels.
Here are our tips on caring for it to embellish its blooming and growth. The most famous and commonly grown kind of loropetalum is loropetalum chinense also known as chinese fringe flower. Loropetalum chinense is a nice winter blooming bush.
Loropetalum chinese is an attractive shrub that blooms from late winter to spring and is they are available in dwarf cultivars which makes it a versatile plant whose size is within limits. This shrub is a native of south east asian part of the world but it s growing popularity in north america due to its low maintenance for this reason this is becoming a go to shrub among gardeners in usda hardiness level zone 7 to 9. The variety is evergreen and hardy down to 10 c.
Loropetalum is a type of evergreen shrub or small tree that is known for its thin long clusters of petals that hang downwards. Chinese fringe flower loropetalum chinense is an often overlooked shrub for warmer climates. Types of loropetalum dwarfs plant.
This witch hazel relative has softly crinkled evergreen foliage and profuse clusters of lightly scented spidery flowers similar to its winter blooming cousin. This shrubby friend is native to several regions of japan china and the himalayas and can be found growing in woodland environments. Chinese loropetalum the official name of the plant is an evergreen multi stemmed shrub of the broadleaf variety that s part of witch hazel family.
Many varieties have deep purple or burgundy leaves a unique trait not typically seen in. Blooming in late winter or spring sometimes sporadically in summer and fall their wide spreading branches are clad with shiny plum to ruby or emerald green leaves which persist all year round. The loropetalum stands best in full sun 7.
1 m 3 2 ft. It grows in the us department of agriculture s plant strength zones 7 10. Good as a solitaire in a flower bed as a compact hedge or in a pot with other plants for patio or balcony.