Chinese Fringe - Plant
Description for Chinese Fringe
Loropetalum chinense are evergreen with branches forming horizontal layers. The leaves are alternately arranged, ovate up to 5 cm long by 3.5 cm wide, and have a slightly abrasive feel.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best flowering occurs in full sun.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|China Pink, Indian Pink, Red Chinese Fringe Flower, Rainbow Pink||Red||May to June||10 to 20 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Loropetalum plants are native to Japan, China and the Himalayas. The plants may be as tall as 10 feet but are usually small trees of 5 feet. The leaves are oval and glossy green, set on stems with crinkly brown bark. Blooms appear in March to April and last for up to two weeks on the stems.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||-5 or -6 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Chinese Fringe
- The plants may be pruned to keep them in a smaller size. Pruning is done in early spring and a light application of slow-release fertilizer right around the same time will enhance the health of plants.
Typical uses of Chinese Fringe
Special features: Grow in groups or as specimens in lawns or in shrub or woodland borders. Also may be sited near streams or ponds. Can be spectacular in full bloom.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
Medicinal use: NA
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