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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