Parent: Loropetalum chinense
Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: 4 to 5' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun
Compact form with green foliage and white flowers. New foliage has a yellow-green color. Blooms in late winter to early spring and often in autumn. Makes a good hedge.
Introduced by Ted Stephens of Nurseries Caroliniana. Patent application filed in 2006. Discovered as an open-pollinated seedling which is thought to be a cross between Loropetalum chinense 'Hillier' which has white flowers and Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Blush' which has pink flowers, in North Augusta in 2001.
- Loropetalum chinense 'Green Elf'
- Loropetalum chinense 'Peppermint' ('Gempei')
- Loropetalum chinense 'Shang-white' (Emerald Snow®)
I purchased 3 8" pots from McCorkles in September 2009 and planted them along the pool fence in the 'Golf Course Hedge'. They struggled through the summer of 2010 and I realised they were not getting sufficient water from the lawn sprinklers that were supposed to reach back to them. In autumn I removed the center plant and potted it up, to replace it with Loropetalum chinense 'Peppermint' ('Gempei'). I then replaced another with the Loropetalum chinense 'Shang-white' (Emerald Snow®).