If you are looking for a hardy, low maintenance evergreen flowering shrub then purple Loropetalum shrubs are for you! Their super vibrant foliage and bright flower color in the landscape make them a great statement piece!
Commonly called Chinese fringe flower for it's exceptionally pretty pink and purplish flowers, Perfect Plant's offers 2 types of loropetalum varieties for you to choose from. The maroon colored leaves will stay colorful year round while the bright pink flowers bloom in spring.
Loropetalum plants are the perfect plant to use as a privacy hedge, foundation planting, or border plant. They are even great as specimen plants. Loropetalum hedges can grow to the space you plant them in.
Loropetalum Zhuzhou can grow up to 10-15 feet tall at maturity and makes an excellent loropetalum hedge. While the dwarf Loropetalum Ruby stays more compact and small. We offer both of the types as a 1 gallon loropetalum or as a larger 3 gallon loropetalum.
Loropetalum bushes prefer full sun and well draining soil to perform best but they can tolerate a variety of planting sites. Frequently seen in the South because of only slight cold hardiness. It is pest and disease resistant making it an easy plant to care for.
Buy Loropetalum for sale to enhance your garden with lush purple foliage and add privacy. Evergreen shrubs are a great way to add year round interest!
Check out the Grow Guide for Loropetalum Hedges for more information on growing these luscious shrubs!
Where to Plant Loropetalum Chinense
The Loropetalum hardiness zone ranges from 7-10 across the southern United States.
Loropetalum Plant Care
Requiring minimal maintenance, loropetalum is one of the easiest shrubs to grow! When growing loropetalum, they prefer moist, well drained soil that is slightly acidic. An annual application of fertilizer will help the shrubs perform best as well as the occasional pruning.
Best Time to Plant Loropetalum
The best time to plant loropetalum is in spring or fall when temperatures are moderate and the plants have plenty of time to grow for the rest of the season before winter comes.
Loropetalum Light Requirements
Loropetalum can be planted in full sun or partial shade especially if it is afternoon shade.
How Tall Do Loropetalum Get?
The Ruby dwarf Loropetalum size is up to 3-5 feet tall and wide. The larger loropetalum Zhuzhou can grow up to 10-15 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide at maturity. There are many other varieties of loropetalum, each with their own different set of heights they can grow to at maturity.
How Far Apart to Plant Loropetalum
The space between loropetalum plants depends on the mature size. The larger Zhuzhou loropetalum can be planted as a privacy hedge. Loropetalum hedge spacing should be about 5-10 feet apart depending on how quickly you want the hedge to form. The shrubs will fill in the spaces and form a shrub barrier.
When to Prune Loropetalum
The best time to prune loropetalum is in early spring or early fall. If desired, you can even prune loropetalum into tree form. Loropetalum pruning is a great practice to encourage healthy plants!
Best Fertilizer for Loropetalum
The best loropetalum fertilizer is a balanced, slow release fertilizer that is applied annually. This type of fertilizer will slowly release nutrients to the loropetalum shrubs over time and lasts for 1 full year.
Are Loropetalum Deer Resistant?
While there are no completely deer proof plants, loropetalum is deer resistant. The deer prefer plants with more herbaceous leaves. Deer will eat anything to survive if they are hungry enough. The best way to keep the deer out is by providing protection such as a fence or deer repellent.
Companion Plants for Red Loropetalum
Loropetalum Landscape Design
Landscaping with loropetalum will help improve any garden! It can be planted as accent plants, in foundational plantings near houses, as a privacy hedge, or in containers.
Are There Any Loropetalum Problems?
Typically, little to no problems arise when growing loropetalum. They are relatively pest and disease resistant. If the soil is not well draining, the plants could contract root rot. Additionally, some nutrient deficiencies may occur if the soil is not organically rich or no fertilizer is provided. If your loropetalum looks bad and you suspect this, we recommend getting your soil tested at your local agricultural extension agency to see what nutrients may be missing.