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Red Chocolate Loropetalum

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$74.99
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 5 - 8 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 6 Feet
  • Growing Zones 7 - 10

Flowers are often the standout feature of a shrub, and while the Red Chocolate Loropetalum boasts showy flowers, this plant also has some stellar foliage. The Loropetalum chinense 'Red Chocolate' has dark burgundy foliage with purple and chocolate-brown undertones. Fringed flowers with a deep red hue cover the entire shrub each spring. The main flush occurs in early spring, but flowers rebloom throughout the growing season.

The dense, upright growth habit allows this shrub to anchor a mass planting or provide a focal point when planted alone. Plant Loropetalum along a foundation wall or border. Conceal an unsightly fence or add privacy to a patio. Include this plant in mixed beds or grow it in a container for flexible placement options. Grow Red Chocolate Loropetalum in zones 7 through 9.

Red Chocolate Loropetalum Care

Full sun to partial shade is ideal for Loropetalum. Plant it in rich, loamy soil with good drainage and an acidic to neutral pH. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Infrequent, deep waterings are preferred, especially during a dry period. Feed the shrub with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring and midsummer.

Remove leggy overgrowth after the flowers fade to maintain a tidy appearance and encourage more branching.

Red Chocolate Loropetalum Spacing

Red Chocolate Loropetalum reaches 5 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide. Space shrubs 4 to 6 feet apart when creating a dense hedge.

Red Chocolate Loropetalum Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 10
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 5 - 8 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 6 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 6 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink, Red
Flower Description: Dark Hot Pink/Reddish Pink Color
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description: Dark Burgundy Foliage
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Foliage Interest
Brand:
Common Name: Red Chocolate Loropetalum
Other Name(s): Chinese fringe flower
Scientific Name: Loropetalum
SKU:
123PLA0084-npn

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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