• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Heaviest in spring, repeating in summer.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lor-oh-PET-ah-lum chi-NEN-see
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:6 - 9, 14 - 24
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Black
    Blooms:Heaviest in spring, repeating in summer.
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Companion PlantsHeavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Lilyturf (Liriope); Kohuhu (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, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply an acid fertilizer after bloom. Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering.
    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
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.