Chinese Witch Hazel, Chinese Fringe Flower, Pink Fringe Flower
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Fire Dance'

Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Loropetalum (lor-oh-PET-al-um) (Info)
Species: chinense var. rubrum
Cultivar: Fire Dance

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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:

Rose/Mauve

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Dark/Black

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Alachua, Florida

Deltona, Florida

Lecanto, Florida

Maitland, Florida

Winter Park, Florida

Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Cincinnati, Ohio

Newalla, Oklahoma

Fort Mill, South Carolina

Alice, Texas

Carrollton, Texas

Houston, Texas

Katy, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 25, 2013, OakCanyon from Redlands, CA wrote:

I bought this and have not planted it yet, still trying to find the right location. The bronze leaves are now green and the flowers are gone. What am I doing wrong?

Neutral

On Dec 9, 2009, agavebob from dade city, OH wrote:

I bought this plant in florida (feb 08) and put into the ground at in mar 08. It flowered in 08 and then lost all foliage in the winter (temp low of at least -2F). Regrew leaves but didn't bloom in summer of 09. As of Dec 9 it still holds it foliage at 19F so far. I am in Zonal denial here in Cincinnati Zone 6a/b border. I am hopeful for this plant so far.

Positive

On Jan 31, 2006, fluffygrue from Manchester
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Dark purple foliage with neon-pink flowers. In the UK, terminal leaves have gone brown and crispy in frosts of about -7C, so I wouldn't expect it to be evergreen in colder zones..