Loropetalum chinense 'Shang-white' (Emerald Snow®)

Emerald Snow® Chinese Fringeflower

Form newly planted

Form newly planted


Patents: PP#21738

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Genus: Loropetalum

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.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

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.

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