This low maintenance, lush purple shrub has become quite the staple in Southern yards! It grows in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-11.
The Ruby Loropetalum, also known as Chinese fringe flower, makes for a delightfully bright addition to any landscape. Its beautiful pink blossoms and ruby red purple foliage deliver lasting color in a compact bush. The pink fringe flowers will appear in early spring. The burgundy colored leaves of this evergreen shrub will provide color all year round.
The loropetalum ruby’s mass of fringe-like blossoms is softly fragrant, showy and will bloom continuously over several months. This shrub is low maintenance, drought tolerant and deer resistant. It is also resistant to pests and diseases.
Ruby Loropetalum prefers full sun, but will do well in partial shade as well. The colorful foliage demands that the root systems stay in well drained soil. It likes the soil moist but does not like wet feet.
Plant this flowering shrub as foundation planting accents to your home or as a statement pieces in your landscape. It will be sure to bring some looks as a shrub border too.
Not as large as it’s sister – Zhuzhou Loropetalum. It can grow up to 3-5 feet tall and wide at mature height and has a slow growth rate. Its bright pink flowers and shiny ruby vegetation make it a great choice for many landscapes.
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Loropetalum chinense 'Ruby'
- Drought resistant
- Deer resistant
- Low maintenance
- Showy flowers