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Products > Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Blush'
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Blush' - Red Fringe Flower

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Hamamelidaceae (Witch-Hazels)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Year-round
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Loropetalum 'Monraz']
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Blush' (Red Fringe Flower) - This is a compact evergreen shrub that produces bronze-red new growth, and with age the leaves turn olive green. The frilly pink flowers bloom throughout the year, peaking in April and when in mass bloom emit a delicately sweet scent. It will grow 6 to 8+ feet high and 4 to 6 feet wide. It does best in cool sun or part shade with regular to occasional watering. It is hardy to about 15 degrees F. While evergreen in southern California gardens all Loropetalum cultivars can go semi-deciduous here in colder years. The white flowering natural form in noted as coming from the wilds of China, India and Japan but Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum was first described from material of garden origin and has been widely cultivated in southern China. For more information on cultivation and the species, see our listing of the white flowering Loropetalum chinense. This plant is also been called 'Raspberry Fringe' in the nursery trade. We have grown this cultivar first introduced by Monrovia Nursery since 1995. And there is a specimen of it cultivar planted in the nursery next to our sales office across from a plant of the lower growing Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hines Purple Leaf' This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Loropetalum chinense 'Blush'.