'Carolina Midnight' loropetalum

Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Carolina Midnight'

Photo/Illustration: 
Andy Cabe, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
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'Carolina Midnight' loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Carolina Midnight')
lor-oh-PET-ah-lum chin-EN-see forma ROO-brum
Genus:  Loropetalum
With some of the darkest foliage you'll encounter in the genus Loropetalum , 'Carolina Midnight' is a great new introduction that will add some purple punch to the garden. The flowers are like dark fuchsia fireworks in a sky of purple. It is a great substitue for purple smoke bush ( Cotinus coggygria ) in the South.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Glossy, dark foliage; fuchsia colored flowers.
Care:  Provide part shade and well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Using bottom heat, root semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Plants may also be started from fresh seed.
Problems:  Generally trouble-free.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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