Loropetalum chinense

2006

Loropetalum chinense

Fringe Flower

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Native to China and Japan.

Growth Habit:

An evergreen shrub growing to between 6 and 10 feet high and as wide. Young plants are often wider than they are tall.

Growing Requirements:

Plant in partial shade to full sun; more shade is required in areas with hot temperatures. Regular watering. Does best in well-drained, acidic to neutral soils.

Features:

This relative of witch hazel has layers of arching branches and small round olive-green leaves. The flowers are white to greenish with twisted fringe-like petals. Flowering is heaviest in late winter to early spring, but some flowers may appear all year long.

Where at Lotusland:

There is a group of four fringe flowers growing at the back of the Theatre Garden. There is also a cultivar, Loropetalum chinense “Razzleberri”, trained on the hummingbird frame in the Topiary Garden. ‘Razzleberri’ is one of several cultivars having bronze or burgundy colored foliage and bright pink flowers.

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