Chinese Fringe
Loropetalum chinense


Chinese Fringe is one of the most versatile evergreen shrubs for the Carolinas It can be used as a hedge or allowed to grow into a very large tree.

Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense), also known as Chinese fringe-flower, is a member of the Witchhazel family (Hamamelidaceae). The genus name, Loropetalum, is derived from the Greek words for strap and petal, and refers to the long, thin petals of its fringe-like blooms. While native to China, Japan and the Himalayas, loropetalum is well-adapted to all regions of the Carolinas. .Make sure you choose the best size for your location as many of these really get tall and need lots of pruning. Many dwarf varieties are now available and may be a better choice for a small landscape accent plant. Prune in the spring after bloom.

The red flowered forms add beautiful contrasting color and texture in shrub borders and look great massed together. Lower growing varieties are now available for use as large scale ground cover.



How to Prune Loropetalum


Season of Bloom
:Spring blooms.
Height
Average Height: 10-35 feet tall.
Flower Color
pink,purple, and white, depending on the variety.
Soil
well-drained,moist, acidic soil with plenty of organic matter.
Exposure
Full Sun/Partial Shade
Hardiness: USDA Zones 7-10
Propagation: Plant by seed or cuttings taken in spring or early summer.