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Loropetalum chinense/Loropetalum

Loropetalum chinense / Loropetalum chinense
Full bloom in early spring
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Full bloom in early spring

One of the fine selections that retains its dark colored foliage all year

The white flowering form was the first to be introduced into the trade

White frilly flowers with narrow, strap-shaped petals

Good flowering shrub for partial shade although form is open and airy

Dense mass of white flowers a common sight in the spring

Makes an excellent fast growing privacy hedge

Example of height in a relatively short time when not pruned

Close-up image of hot pink flowers that appear in early spring

Grows to be a very large shrub as seen here in full bloom in spring

Spring flowers

Intense color of the flowers

Dense flowering in spring

Lawn specimen flowering in very early spring in Baton Rouge

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Scientific Name: Loropetalum chinense
Common Name: Loropetalum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: Have become very popular in the last few years and used as specimen, in mass plantings, shrubs, and in containers. It first came with white flowers and new selections are now in various shades of mauve. It is almost pest free and easy to grow in most garden soils and shade situations.