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Emerald Snow Loropetalum - Chinese Fringeflower
Another fine selection from the Southern Living Plant Collection, Emerald Snow is a tough but beautiful Loropetalum cultivar that blooms more than any other Loropetalum we've ever grown! More details below

Emerald Snow Loropetalum - Chinese Fringeflower

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Emerald Snow® Loropetalum
Loropetalum chinensis  'Shang-White' PP 21738 - Emerald Snow®

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b (10b?)  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Loropetalum is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring. Requires a well-lit space for overwintering indoors.



Special Attributes

Another fine selection from the Southern Living Plant Collection, Emerald Snow® is a tough but beautiful Loropetalum cultivar that blooms more than any other Loropetalum we've ever grown! It shows off masses of pure-white, delicate-appearing fringe flowers in spring ,and then repeats off and on all the way through fall! It boasts intensely colored lime-green new growth that contrasts beautifully against the mature, glossy, dark-green foliage beneath. It was initially reported to grow 3-4' tall with an equal spread but we've found that it grows double that size if left to grow naturally. As with most other Loropetalum, it responds well to pruning so can be kept to a smaller size.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing naturally to about 6-8 feet tall and wide, or kept smaller with occasional pruning, Emerald Snow Loropetalum is an ideal choice as an accent, in groupings or mass plantings, or in straight or staggered rows in home foundation plantings and landscape borders. It's low water needs makes it suitable for use in Xeriscape plantings. 

Spacing:  5' for solid hedge;  10' or more for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

Emerald Snow Loropetalum is very easy to grow in most any average, most but well-drained soil and full sun to part shade. As with so many other ornamental plants, constantly soggy or wet soil can be problematic. So make sure to plant in a well-drained site. When established, plants are exceptionally drought tolerant, requiring little if any supplemental irrigation. Foliage is more dense in full sun. Requires no pruning, however responds very well to almost any amount, making it an excellent choice for hedges.



Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Loropetalum shrubs.







Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b (10b?)  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  6-8' in our gardens
Width at Maturity:  6-8' in our gardens
Spacing:  5' for solid hedges; 10'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Mounding, Bushy,  Pendulous Branchlets
Growth Rate:  Fast
Flower Color:  White
Flower Size:  1-1.5"
Flowering Period:  Early Spring, Mid-Spring, Repeats Through Fall!
Flower Type:  Fringe
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green, Lime Green new growth!
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun 
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sandy (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist to Somewhat Dry
Soil pH:  4.0 - 6.5 (Acid to Slightly Acidic)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect



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