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Loropetalum chinense Ever Red


Dark evergreen foliage and vibrant blooms create a head-turning display in late winter and spring. In late autumn, the stunning heart-shaped foliage makes a rounded foil for a multitude of fluffy and fragrant flowers. Excellent for cutting and happy in containers and borders. Prefers moist, well-drained soil in part shade. 
Height and spread 1.5m (5'). Hardy perennial down to -5 degrees C in 9cm pots.
Flower Colour
Red

Type of garden
Cottage Garden, Cutting Garden, Small Gardens

Hardiness
Hardy Perennial

Category
Perennials

Other
Dappled/Full Shade Loving, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, NEW This Year, Scented, Suitable for Container

Flowering Time
Autumn/Winter, Winter/Spring

Aspect
Part Shade

Spread
150cm (60")

Height
1.5m (60")

Loropetalum

Soil

Moist but well drained

Position

Sun or part shade

Cutting

Excellent for cutting

Flowering

January to April

Additional Information

Fluffy scented flowers smother evergreen foliage. Happy in border and container. Propagate by layering or seed in spring, or by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer. Although classed as hardy using RHS guidelines, in trials it has survived below -5oC if planted in a sheltered spot. However, in long periods of extreme cold we would suggest it is given extra protection. The frosts may take the leaves but they soon regenerate in Spring.

Delivery Date: 06 Oct 2017 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.


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