Chinese Witch Hazel, Chinese Fringe Flower, Pink Fringe Flower 'Hines Purpleleaf'

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum

Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Loropetalum (lor-oh-PET-al-um) (Info)
Species: chinense var. rubrum
Cultivar: Hines Purpleleaf
Additional cultivar information:(aka Plum Delight, Pizzazz, Hines Burgundy)



Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:



Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly


Grown for foliage



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Dothan, Alabama

Phenix City, Alabama

Heber Springs, Arkansas

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Berkeley, California

Merced, California (2 reports)

Pasadena, California

San Leandro, California

Santa Clara, California

Auburndale, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Fort Pierce, Florida

Hudson, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Naples, Florida

Palm Harbor, Florida

Punta Gorda, Florida

Savannah, Georgia

Unadilla, Georgia

Scott, Louisiana

Starkville, Mississippi

Apex, North Carolina

Cary, North Carolina

Sylva, North Carolina

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Conway, South Carolina

Sumter, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Brazoria, Texas

Conroe, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Deer Park, Texas

Diboll, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Irving, Texas

Katy, Texas

Palestine, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Round Rock, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Spicewood, Texas

Stephenville, Texas

Newport News, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 16, 2011, dilla_girl from Unadilla, GA wrote:

My loropetalum is five years old, and it has more blooms each year, making it an early spring standout in our garden. I have chosen not to tame it into a a manicured hedge but have let it grow as it pleases, so it has beautiful, long, graceful, arching branches. Everyone who sees it raves about it each spring. It is very hardy in zone 8, taking heat, drought, and the occasional hard cold very well, and I have yet to find a pest that likes it! THIS IS THE PERFECT SHURB!


On Jan 24, 2011, Mertsie from (Zone 6b) wrote:

I am in mountainous zone 6b and these guys are NOT evergreen. Their leaves seem to die off but hang onto the branch all winter. I thought mine was dead the first year and right as I was going to pull it out in the spring I realized it had little neon pink buds all over it. Beautiful flowers!


On Apr 10, 2010, kaydiehl from Pasadena, CA wrote:

Yes, it's easy to grow. But the color of the flower is really hard to deal with. Electric fuchsia. Quite jarring. And if you have anything red in the vicinity, it's downright painful. Plus, the beautiful dark red leaves turn green in the heat of the summer here in southern California. Not my favorite.


On Nov 25, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Propagate from cuttings in summer.


On Mar 29, 2007, kcinsavannah from Savannah, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

We have a multi-trunk tree form Loropetalum, about 9ft tall. It gets no special care beyond trimming off the small branches that grow on the trunks close to the base occasionally. It's everygreen here in Savannah, Ga (8b) and flowers year round for us. Gets full sun until late afternoon.
Beautiful easy care plant!


On Apr 2, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

A fabulous shrub for the South, especially for those that don't care for the boxy look. Nice spring blooms. Slow growing the first year or two after planting, then it really takes off.


On Feb 4, 2006, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

great shrub, can provide dramatic color in the garden. I have some planted in full sun and some in part shade. Only difference to me is that the ones in full sun require more frequent trimming.

I grow these as shrubs, but also have one that has grown into a 6 ft tree. that one is planted in part shade. See pic.

I have lost a few which were planted in too wet an area.


On May 22, 2005, joshz8a from z8a, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Growing in a 20" container, this plant is a delight in all seasons. The foliage always has some deep burgundy-purple to dark lavender-red to rosy-pink cast, depending on whether it's new foliage or older, outer branches or inner. Here in zone 8a it keeps its foliage through winter, and often has a scattering of blooms when we have a few mild sunny days. Lovely in arrangements so it gets trimmed often, but does well for me in container, morning sun only and kept well watered. In full sun it seemed stressed and foliage color wasn't as vibrant, but that may be because it's in container. Healthy and no pest or insect damage. I really like this plant! joshz8a


On Apr 4, 2005, janders from Rockwall, TX wrote:

The above says that this bush blooms in summer, but mine blooms in the spring. I bought it because I needed a bush to hide my air conditioning unit. It receieves very little attention from me, but it has bloomed beautifully every spring for three years. Very attractive even when not in bloom, and a nice alternative to green bushes.


On Apr 30, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This bush has beautiful flowers and foliage. My experience has been pretty good overall but it doesn't like much shade, and it needs lots of water.