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LOROPETALUM chinense 'Fire Dance'
Commonly known as: Chinese fringe flower.
Dark purple foliage and scented pink flowers in late winter
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- Pests & Diseases - none
- Place of Origin - China, Burma and Japan
- Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
- Height - 2m (6ft)
- Spread - 2m (6ft)
- Evergreen - oval leaves 2.5-6cm (1-2½in) long .
- Medium Shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - spider-like flowers 2cm (¾in) across in small, crowded clusters of 3-6.
- Partial Shade
- Scented flowers
- Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
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