A larger sized member of the Loropetalum family, the rich burgundy foliage of the Loropetalum Zhuzhou 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!
Loropetalum chinense green leaves 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. Our favorite way to grow it is as a zhuzhou loropetalum tree!
Zhuzhou Loropetalum Care
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 will help your fast growing shrub!
It grows to a mature height between 10-15 feet tall and a spread of 6-8 feet wide. The Zhuzhou Loropetalum tree growth rate is moderate. 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.
Water the Chinese fringe tree root system thoroughly before, during, and after planting to establish healthy growth.
The fast growing nature, eye catching red flowers and evergreen foliage of the loropetalum, and low maintenance qualities make this shrub a great choice for any landscape!
Shop the Zhuzhou Loropetalum for sale. Sister to the Ruby Loropetalum also with reddish purple foliage and purple leaves.
Loropetalum are easy to grow, add color all year long, and are quality plants to have in any landscape!
Check out the Grow Guide for Loropetalum Hedges for more information on growing these shrubs!
Loropetalum chinense rubrum 'Zhuzhou'
- Purple foliage
- Showy fringe flowers
- Drought resistant
- Low maintenance