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Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Carolina Midnight' ('Carolina Midnight' loropetalum)

Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Carolina Midnight' Photo/Illustration: Andy Cabe, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Carolina Midnight' lor-oh-PET-ah-lum chin-EN-see forma ROO-brum Common Name: 'Carolina Midnight' loropetalum 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.
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
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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