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Loropetalum

Loropetalum
Loropetalum Loropetalum Loropetalum
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Plant Profile
Botanical Name Loropetalum chinense 'Ruby'
Features Possibly the smallest of the Loropetalum varieties, having a compact, more rounded form. Unusual clusters of pink fringe flowers bloom year round, accompanying the shiny, ruby red young leaves.
Exposure Partial to full sun
Hardiness Zone USDA Zones 8-9
Mature Size 3-5' Tall, 4-5' Wide
Genus Description Genus of 1, possibly up to 3 species of rounded, evergreen shrubs or small trees found in woodland in the Himalayas, China, and Japan. The alternate leaves are ovate or oval, mid-green and rough above, paler beneath. Clusters of spider-like red or pink flowers, with 4 narrow, strap-shaped petals, are borne in terminal cymes in late winter and early spring. Grow in a woodland garden or shrub border. Other popular names for this plant include witch hazel and Chinese fringe.
Care Tips
Cultivation Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry annually or after flowering. Remove dead and damaged growth in midspring. Dead head regularly if practical.
Pests and Diseases Infrequent

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