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Loropetalum chinense Purple Diamond® (Chinese Fringe Flower)

Chinese Fringe Flower Purple Diamond®, Purple Diamond Chinese Fringe Flower, Loropetalum chinense 'Shang-hi' PP18331


Prized by gardeners for its sharp color contrast with other ornamental plants, Loropetalum chinense Purple Diamond® (Chinese Fringe Flower) is a bushy evergreen shrub of neat, compact habit with deep, rich purple leaves which retain their color and persist all year-round. In spring and sometimes summer, it produces abundant clusters of bright pink, spidery flowers, each with narrow, twisted, inch-long petals. The vibrant blossoms stand out against the dark evergreen foliage. 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.

  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall and wide (120-150 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.
  • 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 – 9
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 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
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
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, 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 – 9
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 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
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
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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