Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Fire Dance'

2 litre pot £14.99
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Buy Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Fire Dance' loropetalum: Purple foliage and pink flowers

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, preferably acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    Forming a bushy mound of evergreen purple foliage, this handsome shrub also produces pink, witch hazel-like flowers from late winter to mid-spring. These have a sweet scent and offer a pretty contrast to the colourful foliage. Originating from woodlands in China, Japan and Burma, they will benefit from a partially shaded spot with protection from the worst of the winter weather.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning, but lightly trim after flowering to encourage bushy growth.

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Good plant and collection made easy

5

Excellent small shrub good in a pot and at the front of a border.

Bob the gardener

Hampshire

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super plant very pleased and thriving well

5

highly recommend

lilly

kent

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Still beautiful four years later

5

My Loropetalum has contributed to the front door step for a period of four years. It receives many compliments from visitors. When the weather turns, I bring it into the lobby where it continues to draw admiring glances over the winter. It appears to have two flowering periods with three or four pink tassels appearing now in Sept/Oct following some bouts of rain. It has a dormant less attractive period in late winter but soon refreshes itself in readiness for spring. It is now about 40-50cm tall.

Alchemilla

east Wales

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It died

2

We ensured everything was right for this plant in a pot and it was happy for a few months then turned up its toes and died. I have a professional gardener from a horticultural college who comes once a month and he couldn't understand why it died either. Maybe its too delicate? I would like to try again but feel I may waste my money.

Yummy Ouma

Worcestershire

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Firecracker!

5

This plant not as big as you might wanted - but - what a show! It has very dark leaves and non-stop flowering habit make it a long time show peace.Best use for it - attractive plant pot - not to small - so you can put it on display for so long and visitors would definitely admire and make comments and conversations about it.But - watch out! - they might make it even smaller because which gardener does not want to take cutting from this little beauty?

TanyaV

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Beautiful !

5

I was given this plant as a gift in March 2017. It's supposed to flower in the Spring but mine's still in bloom as we head into November. It didn't enjoy full sun during the Summer but recovered well. Beautiful flowers and pretty foliage.

Beginner Gardener

Buckingham

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I bought one -looks great

4

If it will end up 2M x2m we might eventually try planting it (or cuttings) in a large pot in the ground.But will give it a Summer in the beds to see. It looks great. A dark mauve colour. No big deal to cover it in fleece for the winter I guess while young.

brian1031

london

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Loropetalum chinensef.rubrum'Fire Dance'

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85.7

Hi, I live in Salisbury where the soul is alkaline. Is loropetalum appropriate for this type of soil. Can I plant this shrub now??

Koala26

Hello, These plants prefer a soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH, so if your soil is very alkaline, then it would be happiest growing in a pot with ericaceous compost.

Helen

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