Loropetalum: Zhuzhou Latin Name: chinense var. rubrum ‘Zhuzhou Fuchsia’
The Basics This unique evergreen produces blackish-maroon foliage that turns to green as it ages. It blooms a fuchsia pom-pom like flower during winter and spring, and sporadically throughout the rest of the year. This moderate-grower will reach 8-12 feet tall(4-6 feet wide). Its distinct coloration makes it perfect as an accent specimen, hedge, and grows well on slopes.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat Soil Conditions: Prefers rich, well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-9
The Care This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning old foliage is recommended to maintain a well-groomed appearance. Mulch to prevent loss of moisture, deter weeds and moderate winter temperatures.