Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Ruby'

Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Ruby'

Loropetalum chinense
Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
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(Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Ruby')
lor-oh-PET-ah-lum chin-EN-see forma ROO-brum
Genus:  Loropetalum
This evergreen bushy shrub has fragrant, spider-like pink flowers borne in cymes in late winter or early spring. The oval leaves are burgundy colored.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Native to the Himalayas, China, and Japan. Low maintenance. Great in the woodland garden or in a shrub border.
Care:  Prefers full sun. Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Regular trimming may extend blooming period.
Propagation:  Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Spring,
Winter
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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