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Products > Loropetalum chinense Ruby Snow
Loropetalum chinense Ruby Snow - Ruby Snow Fringe Flower

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Hamamelidaceae (Witch-Hazels)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Creamy White
Bloomtime: Year-round
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Loropetalum 'Monraz', 'Raspberry Fringe']
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Loropetalum chinense Ruby Snow ['sPg-3-002'] PP25,832 - A very nice mounding evergreen shrub to 5 to 6 feet tall and wide with the classic dark burgundy foliage of the dark foliage forms of the Chinese fringe flower, but with beautifully contrasting creamy white flowers in spring instead of pink. New foliage comes out bright pinkish red, darkens to deep burgundy before ultimately turning a dark bronze color - colorful itself but the real surprise is the nice white flowers which contrast beautifully with the foliage and in mass these flowers have a delicately sweet aroma. This plant does best in full sun to part shade with regular to occasional watering and is hardy to about 15 degrees F. While evergreen in southern California gardens all Loropetalum cultivars can go semi-deciduous in colder locations. This cultivar is a mutation of an unnamed dark leafed pink flowering selection of Loropetalum chinense that was selected in 2003 by Yuji Suzukia of Kawaguchi City, Japan who is well known for many other Loropetalum selections. It received US Plant Patent PP25,832 in August 2015. In its patent application it was presented as being notable for its freely branching outwardly spreading and mounding habit, dark burgundy and green-colored leaves, freely flowering habit, being a good container plant and having good garden performance. This plant was introduced into the US trade by the Southern Plant Group of Atlanta, Georgia. The green leafed white flowering natural form of the species is noted as coming from the wilds of China, India and Japan. For more information on the species, see our listing of the white flowering Loropetalum chinense and for more information on Loropetalum and the other varieties we grow and have grown in the past, see our Loropetalum PageThe information about Loropetalum chinense Ruby Snow displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.