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Zhuzhou Loropetalum - Chinese Fringeflower - 3 Gallon Pot
Zhuzhou is one of if not the tallest growing of the Loropetalums making it one of the best for use as a single- or multi-trunk tree, topiary, and tall hedges or screens. Get all the details below.

Zhuzhou Loropetalum - Chinese Fringeflower - 3 Gallon Pot

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Zhuzhou Loropetalum
Loropetalum chinensis 'Zhuzhou Fuchsia'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Loropetalum variety 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

Zhuzhou is one of if not the tallest growing of the Loropetalums making it one of the best for use as a single or multi trunk tree and tall hedges or privacy screens. Also known as the Chinese Fringe Tree, the handsome deep burgundy-purple foliage of ZhuZhou is an excellent contrast and background for the hot fuchsia-pink fringe-like flowers that are produced in abundance during late winter and early spring and sporadically in fall. The leaves on this selection are arrow shape and longer than on other Loropetalum varieties.

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 8 to 15 feet tall and equally as wide depending on pruning, the Zhuzhou Loropetalum can be grown as a large shrub or small tree. As a shrub it is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings, or as a natural of clipped formal hedge or privacy screen. As this Loropetalum grows taller, lower branches can be removed to form a small evergreen tree that serves for use as a colorful focal point specimen in landscape borders and home foundations. Also a good candidate for espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall) and for various topiary shapes and forms such as pyramid, pom pom, poodle tier and standards (single trunk tree). Its low water needs makes it a good candidate for use in Xeriscape plantings. The purplish-red foliage contrasts nicely with plants that have yellow, light green, grey or other light colored foliage or flowers. A fine addition to pink or purple theme gardens.

Suggested Spacing:  8 feet apart for solid hedge or privacy screen;  18 feet or more apart for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Zhuzhou Loropetalum is very easy to grow in most any moist 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. Established plants are exceptionally drought tolerant, requiring little if any supplemental irrigation. Foliage is more dense and flowering heavier in full sun however light shade is tolerated. Requires no pruning, however responds very well to almost any amount, which makes it an excellent choice for hedges, topiary, and espalier.

Helpful Articles

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

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub or Small Tree
Height at Maturity:  8-15', depending on pruning
Width at Maturity:  8-15', depending on pruning
Spacing:  8' for solid hedges; 18'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Arching Broad, Bushy, Pendulous Branchlets, Rounded, Upright
Growth Rate:  Fast
Flower Color:  Bright Fuchsia Pink
Flower Size:  1-1.5"
Flowering Period:  Early Spring, Mid-Spring, Sporadically in Fall.
Flower Type:  Fringe
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Deep Maroon
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, Humidity, Insects

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