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Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum

Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinensis) is an evergreen shrub that looks good in just about any Florida garden.Red Chinese Fringe Flower is an evergreen shrub or small tree up to 3 m tall, branches velvet-hairy. Leaves are ovate, elliptic to obovate, up to 6 cm long, often tinged purple, densely velvet-hairy, margin entire, lateral veins 4-8 on each side. Flowers are red, borne in a dense up to 16 flowered raceme, on up to 1 cm long peduncle.The leaves are small and oval. While some loropetalum plants do have green foliage, it is most commonly found with lovely burgundy foliage that contrasts nicely with other plants. Loropetalum can grow 6 to 15 feet tall, but is usually pruned as a shrub. With its moderate growth rate, it works well as a screening plant, hedge, or border. It's often used as an accent plant for its beautiful floral display.
  • Type of Plant - Foliage plant, perennial plant.
  • Special FeaturesPerennial plant, Colorful Leaves, Good for hedges and borders,
  • Light ConditionShade to Semi Shade.
  • Plant Height2-3 feet approx.
  • WateringScheduleAlternate day.
  • Suitable ForHouseplant, Plant for shaded balconies, small container.

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Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum