Loropetalum, Chinese Fringe Flower, Chinese Witch Hazel, Pink Fringe Flower 'Blush'

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum

Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Loropetalum (lor-oh-PET-al-um) (Info)
Species: chinense var. rubrum
Cultivar: Blush
Additional cultivar information:(aka Monraz, Razzleberri, Raspberry Fringe)



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Grown for foliage



Foliage Color:



4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

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



Attalla, Alabama

Auburn, Alabama

Wetumpka, Alabama

Mountain Home, Arkansas

Antelope, California

Brentwood, California

Clovis, California

Fairfield, California

Lakewood, California

Martinez, California

Merced, California

San Bernardino, California

San Leandro, California

Santee, California

Sebastopol, California

Chipley, Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Inverness, Florida

Spring Hill, Florida

Tavernier, Florida

Cumming, Georgia

Dacula, Georgia

Lilburn, Georgia

Covington, Louisiana

Mandeville, Louisiana

Nottingham, Maryland

Charlotte, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Waxhaw, North Carolina

Maryville, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Austin, Texas (3 reports)

Blanket, Texas

Broaddus, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Denison, Texas

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

La Porte, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas

North Richland Hills, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Barboursville, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 1, 2012, sonomaheaven from Sebastopol, CA wrote:

This plant is just a stunner in the spring. They also bloom sporadically throughout the summer and fall. They will bloom in partial shade, but are happiest in a sunny location. I have two in the ground where they have spread out quite nicely. The other is splendid in an urn. My neighbor has several and they are quite tall and bushy. There have never been any pests on these ( note: gophers love them so plant in wire). They survive quite happily on low to average watering. And, best yet, they survive below freezing temps here in the North Bay. What a great plant to add to your garden.


On Feb 5, 2009, hoitider from Emerald Isle, NC wrote:

if I could only have one shrub it would be this plant I have it in red and pink blooms twice a year and is ever green it rates up there with encore azaleas and endless summer


On Jun 5, 2006, wooconley from Oak Hill, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have of these - one on either side of my front door. We bought the house with them here. I think they were planted about 4 years ago. I'm new to southern gardening and had never seen them before.

I pruned them back becasue they were growing out over the sidewalk. They not very big but they both have had flowers - very pretty - though now where near as many as you show in your pix.

The branches seem to get very long and the plants aren't very bushy. I don't know if this is because they are on the east side of the house and the morning sun barely has a chance to hit them before shade covers them. Also, I was pretty sick last year and they didn't get much water other than the usual Louisiana rain.

They're not flowering now or I'd take some pix.


On Jul 3, 2005, lafontaine from Houston, TX wrote:

I bought 10 of these plants to frame and screen my fence in my backyard as hedge plants because I love the foliage. The ones I have in my front yard are doing very very well; enough that I have to prune them. Unfortunately, the ones in the back are losing their leaves (curled up, dried then leaves fall): I don't know what is wrong. I live in Houston,TX and the summer heat is terrible, but the other plants are surviving. I water in the am and my husband water in the pm. I planted the ones in the backyard during the winter. I did spread some aluminum sulfate diluted around the drip line of each plant: I guess I killed my own hedges, huh?!