Razzleberri® Fringe Flower
Razzleberri® Fringe Flower
Loropetalum chinense 'Monraz'Item #5923 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
An exciting plant with vibrant, multi-season interest! Clusters of raspberry red, fringed flowers appear throughout the year. Showy new growth is burgundy tinged, maturing to olive green. Use as a colorful specimen or accent in borders and containers. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide, in natural form.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lor-oh-PET-ah-lum chi-NEN-seePlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:6 - 9, 14 - 24Growth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide, in natural form.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Heaviest in spring, repeating throughout the year.Flower color:RedDesign IdeasThis outstanding three season specimen should become a featured focal point. Use in shrub borders for late season foliage interest. Provide unique effects against light value evergreens and as a dark background for high contrast perennials in mixed beds. It's a fine foundation plant to highlight important points in the architecture or to call attention to entries and gateways. Excellent choice for adding background interest to fountains and water gardens. Worth considering for color accent in stark modern landscapes or to add depths to vintage Craftsman era home gardens.Companion PlantsHeavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Lilyturf (Liriope); Kohuhu (Pittosporum); Juniper (Juniperus); Camellia (Camellia)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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.Pruning time: fall after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:This variety was introduced by Monrovia in 1994. The genus Loropetalum is native to a large range of Southeast China, the Himalayas and Japan. The first purple leaf plants were not officially known until the first grove was found in Hunan Province in 1942. This genus was formally grouped under the Hamamelis or witchhazels since they are closely related.Lore:In China, these plants are known as Ju Mu. It is used in Chinese medicine the same way its relative American witch hazel is as astringent. However, it is used in Asia for many more ailments due to higher levels of flavonol glycoside in roots and flowers