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Products > Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Purple Majesty'
 
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Purple Majesty' - Red Fringe Flower
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Hamamelidaceae (Witch-Hazels)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Fuchsia Pink
Bloomtime: Year-round
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Purple Majesty' (Red Fringe Flower) - Rounded, evergreen shrub with graceful, arching branches to 6 to 8 feet tall. Can be used in a variety of ways - in mass plantings as a hedge, as a specimen tree or as a patio tree. Bright fuchsia fringe flowers appear in masses in spring and then throughout the year. New growth is a dark burgundy, ultimately maturing to a brilliant purple. Best in full sun or part shade with occasional watering. Hardy to 15-20 F. The white flowering natural form (Loropetalum chinense var. chinense) is 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. We have grown this nice dark selection since 1999 and is very similar to Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hines Purple Leaf', but perhaps has slightly darker leaves.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Purple Majesty'.
 
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