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Loropetalum chinense

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Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Loropetalum (lor-oh-PET-al-um) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)

Synonym:Hamamelis chinensis

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral nifty413 On Apr 21, 2010, nifty413 from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

At the Dallas (Texas) Arboretum, plants of 15 feet or more in height are flourishing.

Positive docturf On Apr 5, 2005, docturf from Conway, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:

Loropetalum is a wonderful plant for the upper coast of South Carolina. It has been observed to set blooms in practically every month of the year -- including December and January!! In our community garden, we have four different cultivars and all are thriving.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Merced, California
Orinda, California
Pacifica, California
Orlando, Florida
Mcdonough, Georgia
Vernonburg, Georgia
Castle Hayne, North Carolina
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Houston, Texas
Volente, Texas



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