Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum Yieh

Purple-leaf Chinese Fringeflower

Form in bloom

Form in bloom


Family: Hamamelidaceae

Genus: Loropetalum

Parent: Loropetalum chinense

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: 6 to 20' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


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. Red to purple foliage and pink or white flowers.



Published in China Bull. Hort. Special Issue 1942(2): 33.

Native to China.

Introduced in 1880 by Charles Maries.

RHS First Class Certificate in 1894.


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