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Fringe Flower
Scientific Name: Loropetalum chinense (R. Br.) Oliv.
Synonym:
Family: Hamamelidaceae
Fringe Flower (Loropetalum  chinense)
Loropetalum chinense "Mouraz"
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 5-9,14-24,26,28,31
USDA: 7-9

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 5F (-15C)

Heat Tolerance: Avoid afternoon sun in hot summer areas

Sun Exposure: Light shade to partial sun

Origin: Japan, southern China

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, up to 6 feet tall (1.8 m), 5 feet wide (1.5 m) or more; alternate oval leaves, oval, 1 to 2 inches long (2.5-5 cm) and about 1 inch wide (2.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular to moderate, water when top soil is dry

Propagation: Fresh seeds, cuttings in spring or early summer under mist


Cultural Practices:
Needs well drained, acid soil

Blooming Habits:
Loropetalums have white, yellow, pink or red flowers, similar looking to its relative the witchhazel The flowers come mostly in spring. The variety 'rubrum' of doubtful botanical standing has purplish foliage and pink or red flowers. It is one of the sources of all the cultivars with pink or red flowers. The type has green leaves and white or yellow flowers.

Fruiting Habits:
The fruit is a woody capsule.


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