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LOROPETALUM chinense 'Fire Dance'

Commonly known as Chinese fringe flower

Dark purple foliage and scented pink flowers in late winter
Further Reading....

 

  • Evergreen - ovate or oval leaves 2.5-6cm (1-2½in) long .
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - dark pink
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - spider-like flowers 2cm (¾in) across in small, crowded clusters of 3-6.
  • 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)
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Exotic plants -
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - China, Burma and Japan
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Ovate - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
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Loropetalum - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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