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Loropetalum chinense 'Zhuzhou' /Fuchsia Chinese Loropetalum

Loropetalum chinense 'Zhuzhou'   / Loropetalum chinense 'Zhuzhou'
Ruby-red foliage
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Ruby-red foliage

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Young plant

Mature specimen partially espaliered against a brick wall

Retains this ruby-red foliage throughout the year

Sharpe contrast between white wall and purple color of leaves

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Scientific Name: Loropetalum chinense 'Zhuzhou'
Common Name: Fuchsia Chinese Loropetalum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: One of the most hardy of the loropetalums. It is upright growing and can be used in screens, hedges and as an espalier. It has very dark blackish-maroon foliage that offers good contrast with fuschia, pom-pom like flowers almost year round.