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Description for Loropetalum, Chinese Fringe Bush
Loropetalum chinense is commonly known as the Chinese fringe flower. 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.
The leaves are oval and glossy green, set on stems with crinkly brown bark. Blooms appear in March to June and last for up to two weeks on the stems. A pink-flowering variety with leaves varying from bronze-red when new to olive-green or burgundy when mature, depending on selection and growing conditions.
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. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best flowering occurs in full sun. L. chinense grows best in fertile, slightly acidic soil in full sun for deepest foliage color.
Caring for Loropetalum
- 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.
- Site in partial shade in fertile, humusy, moist but well-drained soil.
Typical uses of Loropetalum
Special features: Foliage and flowers
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. Can be used for foundations hedges or screens, borders, woodland gardens.
Medicinal use: NA
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Nice plant and vase. As well. I like it
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very durable plant to a wide range of conditions