Chinese Fringe Flower
Chinese Fringe Flower, also known as Loropetalum Chinense, is a fast-growing evergreen shrub that blooms boldly. It has cool purple foliage with a cranberry undercurrent. It combines beautifully with the hot pink blooms. This showy little plant fits easily into residential landscapes and container gardens.
It’s gorgeous, frilly pink flowers are numerous and truly showstopping. It’s too bad they only last for a couple of weeks! But they do live on a while longer in a pretty pink carpet on the ground where they fall.
It delivers long-lasting interest to your landscape. Add it to a foundation planting or incorporate it in a perennial border for its evergreen foliage and shrubby texture.
Two forms of Loropetalum Chinense exist; a white to pale-yellow flowering green-leafed variety and a pink-flowering variety with leaves varying from bronze-red when new to olive-green or burgundy when mature, depending on selection and growing conditions. They are evergreen with branches forming horizontal layers. The leaves are alternately arranged, ovate 2.5 to 5 cm long by 2.5 cm wide, and have a slightly abrasive feel.