Razzleberri® Fringe Flower
Loropetalum chinense 'Monraz'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||lor-oh-PET-ah-lum chi-NEN-see|
|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|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide, in natural form.|
|Bloom Time||Heaviest in spring, repeating throughout the year.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Lilyturf (Liriope); Pittosporum (Pittosporum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Juniper (Juniperus); Camellia (Camellia)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9