Loropetalum Zhuzhou Chinese Fringe Flower Shrub

Loropetalum Zhuzhou Chinese Fringe Flower Shrub

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Purple Foliage Lasts All Year & Contrasts Bright Pink Flowers in Spring

A larger-sized member of the Loropetalum family, the rich burgundy foliage of the Loropetalum Zhuzhou Shrub makes a striking statement.

Chinese Fringe Flower shrub, as it is commonly called, can be used as a privacy hedge, border planting, or small multi-trunk evergreen tree bringing a burst of color to your landscape any time of the year!

The green leaves of the Zhuzhou Loropetalum turn dark burgundy to deep purple-black throughout spring and fall. In early spring, stacked fuchsia Chinese fringe-like blooms appear which gives it the nickname Fringe Flower. The bright pink fringe flowers light up their landscapes during the spring growing season.

This evergreen shrub is such a pretty sight! The dark maroon foliage contrasts the hot pink flowers perfectly and stays dark for most of the year. Most elegantly seen as a tall hedge or screen, or used as a foundation planting or mass planting. Its a sister to the Ruby Loropetalum which also has reddish-purple foliage and purple leaves.Our favorite way to grow it is as a zhuzhou loropetalum tree!

The fast-growing nature, eye-catching red flowers and evergreen foliage of the Loropetalum Zhuzhou, and low maintenance qualities make this purple shrub a great choice for any landscape!

Zhuzhou Loropetalum Chinese Fringe Flower Pruning

The best time to prune the Chinese Fringe Flower Shrub is in the spring, after it has finished blooming. Loropetalum Zhuzhou might need to be pruned more than once a year to maintain a smaller shape. The Chinese fringe flower shrub can take heavy pruning well, but you should try to limit yourself to only cutting back one-quarter to  one-third at a time, as needed. 

Zhuzhou Loropetalum Chinese Fringe Flower Care

The Zhuzhou Loropetalum hedge is happiest in full sun to partial shade and soil that is moist and well-drained soils. It prefers acidic soils so the addition of acidic planting mix makes for great Chinese Fringe Flower fertilizer and will help your fast-growing shrub! Water the Chinese fringe tree root system thoroughly before, during, and after planting to establish healthy growth. This large loropetalum zhuzhou is conveniently low maintenance and drought-resistant once established.

Grows best across the United States in USDA zones 7-10. Zhuzhou fuchsia can be pruned into a small tree form making it the Chinese Fringe tree.

Zhuzhou Loropetalum Chinese Fringe Flower Growth Rate

The Chinese Fringe flower has a moderate to fast growth rate, growing between 6 and 24 inches per year. It can reach its full size in only a couple years. 

Loropetalum Zhuzhou Size

A dwarf Chinese Fringe flower grows to a mature height between 8 to 20 feet tall and can spread 6 to 10 feet wide. Their range in size lets you choose to grow them as a Chinese Fringe flower bush or even in a privacy hedge arrangement.

Will Zhuzhou Loropetalum Grow In Shade?

The Zhuzhou Loropetalum Chinese Fringe Flower can grow in partial shade, especially during the hot afternoon sun. However, for optimal growing conditions, try to grow your Loropetalum Zhuzhou in full sun with some shade during the day. This will keep it healthy and help it grow to its full potential.

Is Chinese Fringe Flower Deer Resistant?

Chinese Fringe flowers are highly deer resistant! Although they’ll eat any plant if they're hungry enough, deer don't really like the Chinese Fringe flower, so they're a great choice to help create a barrier if you're having a deer problem in your garden. If deer do eat your Loropetalum Zhuzhou, don't worry as the Chinese Fringe flower is highly resilient. Just prune away and damaged branches wait for the next blooming period.

Is The Chinese Fringe Flower Evergreen?

Yes, the Chinese Fringe flower is a fast-growing evergreen shrub that keeps its leaves in the winter and blooms with full force in the spring, providing your garden with its deep and intense colors all year round. 

Loropetalum Zhuzhou is easy to grow, adds color all year long, and are quality plants to have in any landscape. Shop the Zhuzhou Loropetalum for sale and enjoy its deep purple hues in your garden!

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Botanical Name
Loropetalum chinense rubrum 'Zhuzhou'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color
Green, burgundy

Flower Color
Fuchsia, pink

Mature Width
6-8 ft

Mature Height
10-15 ft

Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

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Loropetalum Zhuzhou

The plants arrived in good condition and were planted the next day. They seem to be doing well!

Linda S.
United States United States

Plants always arrive in good condition

I have ordered from numerous online nurseries, but Perfect Plants has become my favorite. Why? Because the plants are always so carefully packaged and arrive hydrated despite their travels. They also continue to thrive after planting.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Linda, Thank you for being a loyal Perfect Plants customer, it means a lot to our family-owned buisness! And thank you for taking the time to leave us such an honest review on our Loropetalum Zhuzhou Chinese Fringe Flower Shrub. We're so glad that our efforts of making sure it arrived to you in perfect condition paid off! We look forward to your next purchase! Happy planting! Best, Shirley

Ashley H.
United States United States

They're making it so far

Ordered 5 of the one gallon loropetalum. They arrived a little worse for wear, which I expected, but I didn't expect them to be so pot bound. The roots were popping up out of the soil and growing through the bottom of a few containers. When removed for planting, a lot of the roots were rotten (which is a common issue for these loropetalum plants. Root rot) I got them all trimmed up and got them planted asap. All 5 are alive, one is a little crispy, but all of them have new growth and look promising. I know they were on sale, great deal, very excited, but maybe check the pot sizes before shipping. If they die, im still out 100+ dollars and feel horrible that the plants could have been saved with a simple repotting at the nursery.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear about the condition in which your loropetalum plants arrived. It must have been disappointing and unexpected to find them so pot bound with root issues. I can understand how frustrating it can be when plants don't arrive in the best condition, especially when you've invested time, effort, and money into them. It's great to hear that you were proactive and took the necessary steps to trim the roots and get them planted as soon as possible. It's important to address root rot issues promptly to give the plants the best chance of recovery. While I'm glad to hear that all five plants are alive and showing new growth, it's unfortunate that one of them is a little crispy. However, plants can be resilient, and with proper care and attention, there's still a good chance it can bounce back.

Brenda R.

The best purchase in plants ever. The plants were very healthy, and bigger than I was expecting. These plants were very well taken care of. They arrived in a box, however, they arrived in perfect condition. Will buy from Perfect Plants again.


Perfect Plants Nursery

We appreciate your continued support, Brenda. Wish you and your Loropetalum Zhuzhou Chinese Fringe Flower Shrub all the best.

Diane H.

It's everything I wanted and more!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Love reading this Diane. We value your continued support. Hope you and your Loropetalum Zhuzhou Chinese Fringe Flower Shrub are doing well. Take care!

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