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Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum | Loropetalum 'Fire Dance' - 40-50cm, 3lt

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum | Loropetalum 'Fire Dance' - 40-50cm, 3lt

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Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum is a dwarf, bushy, compact, neat, evergreen shrub of the witch hazel family, with small, oval, reddish to purple-green leaves and clusters of lightly aromatic, pink, spidery flowers on twisted petals blooming in spring. Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum prefers fertile, humus-rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Doesn’t like waterlogged and shallow chalk soils. It thrives in full sun to partial shade. It looks best when grown in sunny, sheltered, frost-free areas. Too much shade reduces flowering. It can withstand some frost, but has to be sheltered from harsh, drying winter winds. Adaptable to coastal and urban conditions. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance shrub, doesn’t require pruning. Loropetalum 'Fire Dance' is an attractive, compact shrub, perfect for cottage, urban, woodland, and coastal gardens. It is great as a specimen plant or planted in groups. Excellent for foundation plantings, beds and borders, and low, dividing hedges. Suitable for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Loropetalum 'Fire Dance'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    East Asia

  • Flower

    lightly aromatic, pink, spidery flowers

  • Foliage

    small, oval, reddish to purple-green 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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