Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum Plum Delight®

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Plum Delight®
Cultivar name: 'Hines Purpleleaf'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 3 - 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Broadleaf
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Other: Blooms intermittently throughout the year
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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Comments:
Posted by terrafirma (Jacksonville, Fl. - Zone 9a) on Aug 20, 2014 8:03 AM

A wonderful dwarf variety. Great for use in foundation plantings, where a lower growing hedge is desired. Responds well to a more formal shearing, though you may want to time this to occur immediately after a flowering period, keeping in mind that it flowers intermittently all year.

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