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‘Carolina Midnight’ loropetalum

Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Carolina Midnight'

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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 CharacteristicsGlossy, dark foliage; fuchsia colored flowers.

CareProvide part shade and well-drained soil.

PropagationUsing bottom heat, root semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Plants may also be started from fresh seed.

ProblemsGenerally trouble-free.

  • Genus : Loropetalum
  • Zones : 10, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Spring
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest

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