• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall and slightly wider.
    Key Feature:
    Stunning Flowers and Foliage
    Blooms:
    Heaviest in spring, repeating throughout the year
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lor-oh-PET-ah-lum chi-NEN-see
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall and slightly wider.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Heaviest in spring, repeating throughout the year
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Companion PlantsHeavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Lilyturf (Liriope); Pittosporum (Pittosporum); Juniper (Juniperus); Camellia (Camellia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.