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Loropetalum

Loropetalum chinensis

Loropetalum

Introduction

Although it is capable of growing to about 10 feet, most specimens are seen at about 5 to 6 feet with a rounded canopy. Prune or trim shrub to fit the desired size. Green pubescent leaves emerge as the delicate white flowers fill the evergreen canopy for about two weeks in the spring.

Loropetalum or Fringebush prefers an acid soil and a mostly sunny position in the landscape. Use it as you would an azalea but in a sunnier location. Its small size makes it well suited for planting in the front of a shrub border as an accent. Mass several together to make a dramatic statement and a nice, delicate flower show.

Additional Characteristics

  • Low maintenance
  • Medium texture
  • Moderate growth
  • Use as a screen, hedge, border, specimen, espalier, and can be planted in small, medium and large parking islands

Planting

  • Typically planted in 1, 3, 5, 7 and 15 gal containers.
  • Also available as an espalier

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