Sizzling Pink Fringe Flower
Loropetalum chinense 'Sizzling Pink'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||lor-oh-PET-ah-lum chi-NEN-see|
|Lore||Loropetalum is native to China but only recently brought into cultivation in the last few decades when selections and breeding in Asia have produced interesting parents of our mordern American hybrids and cultivars.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Heaviest in spring, repeating throughout the year.|
|Design Ideas||The perfect alternative to fuchsia in colder regions, where it may stay in the ground year-round. It's a double bonus with bronze foliage and bright pink flowers. Plant around the edges of shade gardens or at posts of overhead arbors and patio covers. Spot into your shrub and perennial beds to make them pop with color. Use as foundation planting around outdoor living spaces, where you and the hummingbirds will enjoy it up close. Makes a great patio, porch or balcony plant when grown in a big ceramic pot (avoid red clay, which will clash with both foliage and flowers).|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
Provide well-drained soil, slightly acidic and rich in organic matter. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9