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Loropetalum chinense Blush - Red Fringe Flower, Witch Hazel

Loropetalum chinense Blush is distinct from the other cultivars in that the newest leaf or two comes out bronze-red and it has pink flowers that are paler than the cv Burgundy or cv Purple Majesty. As it ages the leaves turns green. This shrub will slowly grow to 8 feet or more tall and wide. Red Fringe Flower will grow in sun or shade and a variety of soils. Loropetalum chinense prefers to be on the dry side, which makes this an ideal plant for the shade garden under oaks. It seems like Loropetalum chinense Blush always has some pink blossoms, though there are fewer in the winter. The Witch Hazel is tolerant of temperatures into the low teens. Loropetalum chinense drops most or all of its leaves if the temperatures drop that low. This plant is about the same as Loropetalum Monraz.

Loropetalum chinense Blush, Red Fringe Flower

Red new foliage and pink flowers of Loropetalum chinense Blush - Red Fringe Flower. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.