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Loropetalum chinense | Loropetalum 'Plum Gorgeous' - 3lt

Loropetalum chinense | Loropetalum 'Plum Gorgeous' - 3lt

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Loropetalum chinense 'Plum Gorgeous', commonly known as Chinese Fringe Flower, is a striking evergreen shrub admired for its stunning foliage and vibrant blooms. Native to China, Japan, and Southeast Asia, this plant adds a touch of exotic elegance to gardens.The 'Plum Gorgeous' variety is notable for its rich, burgundy-purple leaves that provide year-round interest. The foliage maintains its deep hue throughout the seasons, creating a dramatic contrast against the green foliage of other plants. In spring, the shrub produces an abundance of vivid pink, fringe-like flowers. These spidery blooms, reminiscent of witch hazel, cluster along the branches, creating a spectacular display that attracts pollinators.

Its versatile nature makes 'Plum Gorgeous' suitable for various garden settings, including mixed borders, foundation plantings, and containers. Its vibrant colour and unique texture make it a popular choice for adding year-round interest and a touch of exotic flair to garden designs.

'Plum Gorgeous' is relatively compact, typically growing to a height and spread of 1.5 to 2 metres, making it ideal for smaller gardens, borders, or as a striking specimen plant. It has a naturally rounded shape but can be pruned to maintain a desired form and size. This variety prefers well-drained, acidic to neutral soil and thrives in full sun to partial shade. While it is relatively drought-tolerant once established, regular watering during prolonged dry spells will promote healthier growth. Mulching around the base can help retain soil moisture and regulate temperature. Pruning is generally not necessary, but light trimming after flowering can help maintain its shape.

'Plum Gorgeous' is hardy in UK gardens, typically surviving winter temperatures down to -5°C. In colder regions, providing some protection during severe frost is advisable to prevent damage.

  • Common Name

    Loropetalum 'Fire Dance'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    East Asia

  • Flower

    vivid pink, fringe-like flowers

  • Foliage

    small, oval, deep plum leaves

  • Maturation period

    2–5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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