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Products > Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hines Purple Leaf'
 
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hines Purple Leaf' - 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: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [L. chinense 'Purple Majesty', Hort.]
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hines Purple Leaf' (Red Fringe Flower) - Rounded, evergreen shrub with graceful arching branches. It reaches 6-8 feet tall with similar width but can be kept lower with pruning. Fuchsia-pink flowers appear in spring, while the leaves hold their brilliant purple tint throughout the year. Best in cool sun or part shade with occasional watering. This is the darkest leafed cultivar of Loropetalum that we grow. While evergreen in southern California gardens we have found that all Loropetalum cultivars can go semi-deciduous here in colder years. 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 cultivar first introduced by Hines Nursery since 1995 and have a specimen of this cultivar planted in front of our sales office with a cultivar of Loropetalum 'Blush' for comparison. This cultivar is very similar to the cultivar Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Purple Majesty' This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Loropetalum 'Hines Purple Leaf'.
 
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