Chinese Witch Hazel, Chinese Fringe Flower
Loropetalum chinense 'Purple Diamond'

Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Loropetalum (lor-oh-PET-al-um) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Diamond
Additional cultivar information:(PP18331, aka Shang-hi)
Hybridized by Meadows/Berry
Registered or introduced: 2006

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Burgundy

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Livermore, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Decatur, Georgia

Greenville, North Carolina

Ladys Island, South Carolina

Lebanon, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 16, 2010, PlantNutt from Lebanon, TN wrote:

Although I'm in zone 6b and was aware that these are rated winter hardy to only zone 7, I bought and planted almost two dozen of these last fall (2009) I was counting on global warming to keep our area warm this past winter! Some are along the eastern-facing wall of my home, some along the western-facing wall, and some just out in the open. When I planted them, I mulched them first with a 2" blanket of pine bark, overlaid with a 2" layer of pine needles. They were all planted in well-draining beds that had been generously amended with organic matter (our local soil is heavy clay). I watered them thoroughly once a week until December, whenever we had a dry spell.

Despite going through the coldest winter in 30 years in our area (just east of Nashville), all of my shrubs ... read more