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.
Check out the Grow Guide for Loropetalum Hedges for more information on growing these shrubs!
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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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
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.
We appreciate your continued support, Brenda. Wish you and your Loropetalum Zhuzhou Chinese Fringe Flower Shrub all the best.
It's everything I wanted and more!
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Arrived in excellent condition. I have seen new growth already.
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The staff at Perfect Plants was very helpful and friendly. The shrub arrived with only 1 broken branch. But we were disappointed in that the plant was not pruned up as I was promised, and it looked very old, like it had been in the pot for a long, long time. We got it in the ground right away and have been watering as instructed. It is getting some new leaves now and we are hoping it will perk up and become the small tree we were looking for.
Hi Susan! We appreciate your feedback and happy to hear our customer care team swooped in to help. Hope you and your Loropetalum Zhuzhou Chinese Fringe Flower Shrub are doing well. Take care!
Hope all is well with you and your Loropetalum Zhuzhou Chinese Fringe Flower Shrub order. All the best.