Loropetalum; Chinese Fringe-flower

Latin Name Pronunciation: lor-oh-pet’ah-lum

This is a very small Asian genus of evergreen shrubs with fringe-like, fragrant flowers and attractive, oval-shaped leaves. Loropetalum is versatile in the landscape and can be used as a single specimen or planted in groups for a privacy screen.

Plant in full sun to partial shade. Prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil amended with compost. Fertilize in spring with a balanced granular fertilizer, such as 10-10-10.