Suzanne Fringe Flower
Loropetalum chinense 'Suzanne'
|Description||The deep, reddish maroon colored foliage is covered by masses of fragrant hot pink flower clusters. Mature specimens have attractive peeling bark. Makes a fine accent, border, or screen plant. Mass together for an exciting display of color. Evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Spring, repeating through summer and fall.|
|Mature Size||Compact grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Kohuhu (Pittosporum); Juniper (Juniperus); Camellia (Camellia)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.