Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: 6 to 20' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Moist, well-drained acid soils. Quite drought tolerant once established. Blooms with strap-like or fringe-like flowers in early spring and often again in autumn.
Leaves alternate, simple, entire.
Red-leafed form is a variety with many cultivars. Also several green-leafed cultivars.
- Loropetalum chinense 'Green Elf'
- Loropetalum chinense 'NCI002' (Carolina Moonlight®)
- Loropetalum chinense 'Peppermint' ('Gempei')
- Loropetalum chinense 'Shang-white' (Emerald Snow®)
Basionym is Hamamelis chinensis R.Br. published in 1818.
First published as Loropetalum chinense in 1862 in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 23(4): 459. Native to China (and Japan) and introduced in 1880 by Charles Maries.
RHS First Class Certificate in 1894.