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Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Ruby'

Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Ruby' Loropetalum chinense Photo/Illustration: Steve Aitken


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: 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.
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
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest
Type Shrubs

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