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Suzanne Fringe Flower

Loropetalum chinense 'Suzanne'

Pronunciation: lor-oh-PET-ah-lum chi-NEN-see
SKU #00993
7-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Red
Companion Plants Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Kohuhu (Pittosporum); Juniper (Juniperus); Camellia (Camellia)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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.

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