|Only 1 species of these tender evergreens, Loropetalum chinense, is cultivated. It is a medium-sized shrub grown outdoors in warm regions. Use in beds, hanging baskets, woodland gardens, or as a ground cover. A good companion plant for Azaleas and Rhododendrons. Prefers cool, gritty, moist soils. Protect from hot afternoon sun.
Its compact arching branches have rounded leaves and raspberry-red flowers. New leaves are light green and darken to medium green. Another form of this shrub has white flowers.
Attributes - Loropetalum chinense
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring
Flower Color: Red, White
Height: 4 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 8 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Long Blooming, Low Maintenance.