Parent: Loropetalum chinense
Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 10
Size: 3 to 4' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Globose, dense form with green foliage and white flowers. Blooms in late winter to early spring and often in autumn. Makes a good hedge.
Discovered by Robert Edward Lee in April 1998 in Independence, LA growing in a group of unnamed Loropetalum chinense plants. Patent filed in July 2009.
Southern Living Plant Collection.
- Loropetalum chinense 'Green Elf'
- Loropetalum chinense 'NCI002' (Carolina Moonlight®)
- Loropetalum chinense 'Peppermint' ('Gempei')
I purchased a 3-gallon plant from Sacred Heart in April 2011 and planted it in place of one of the Loropetalum chinense 'NCI002' (Carolina Moonlight®) in the 'Golf Course Hedge'. My experience so far (spring 2013) is that 'Carolina Moonlight' is much more floriferous.