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Loropetalum chinense 'Cherry Blast'

Cherry Blast Fringeflower

Fringeflower

Comments

Eye-catching cherry red colored fringed flowers are heaviest in spring on this upright spreading evergreen shrub, but repeat throughout the year; foliage emerges deep burgundy fading to gray-green; needs regular watering, especially in midsummer heat

Description

Eye-catching cherry red colored fringed flowers are heaviest in spring on this upright spreading evergreen shrub, but repeat throughout the year; foliage emerges deep burgundy fading to gray-green; needs regular watering, especially in midsummer heat

Landscape Attributes

Cherry Blast Fringeflower is a multi-stemmed evergreen perennial with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cherry Blast Fringeflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Cherry Blast Fringeflower will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. Although it is technically a woody plant, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as a perennial in our climate if planted outdoors over the winter, usually regrowing from its base (crown) the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

7a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

6 feet

6 feet

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

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