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Loropetalum chinense 'Emerald Snow' (Chinese Fringe Flower)

Chinese Fringe Flower 'Emerald Snow', Emerald Snow Chinese Fringe Flower, Loropetalum chinense 'Shang-White', Loropetalum chinense 'Shang-white' PP21738


Loropetalum chinense 'Emerald Snow' (Chinese Fringe Flower) is a dwarf, bushy, evergreen shrub of mounding growth habit with emerald leaves which persist all year-round. In spring and sporadically summer and fall, it produces abundant clusters of pure white, spidery flowers, each with narrow, twisted, inch-long petals. The luminous blossoms cover the dense, green foliage like fresh fallen snow. This striking evergreen shrub is perfect as an accent or in mass plantings. It makes a lovely hedge along the entryway, looks great in perennial borders or in containers. Perfect for small gardens.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in humus-rich, fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Best flower production and leaf color in full sun although this plant appreciates some afternoon shade. Shelter from cold winds and provide winter protection.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. Deer resistant.
  • Extremely versatile, Chinese Fringe Flower may be used as a specimen plant or in small groups. Perfect for foundation plantings, beds and borders, hedges and screens or containers.
  • Little pruning required except for removal of unsightly shoots and deadheading, unless some shaping is required.
  • Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer with bottom heat
  • Native to China, Southeast Asia and Japan

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Loropetalum - Chinese Fringe Flowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Loropetalum - Chinese Fringe Flowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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