Suzanne Fringe Flower
Loropetalum chinense 'Suzanne'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||lor-oh-PET-ah-lum chi-NEN-see|
|Lore||The red leaf Loropetalum was found in China at the same time and perhaps by the very same expedition that discovered the dawn redwood, a plant formerly thought extinct.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Compact grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring, repeating through summer and fall.|
|Design Ideas||This smaller fringe flower makes a bold statement in foundation planting along building walls and fence lines. Add to a mixed border for outstanding burgundy foliage accent. Integrate into the back of the perennial border for contrast opportunities. Looks natural in woodland landscapes where left to grow in natural style.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Year-Round Interest|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9