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ZhuZhou Loropetalum
ZhuZhou Loropetalum

Hamamelidaceae Loropetalum Chinense Zhuzhou Fuchsia

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Cannot ship to: Alaska, California, Hawaii
Grows InZone 7A · 0° to 5° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Insect, Disease, Mildew, Heat
Flower ColorPink
BloomsSpring Blooms, Fall Blooms, Fall Foliage, Winter Foliage, Spring Foliage, Summer Foliage
Foliage ColorBurgundy, Purple
Average Height10' to 12', 12' to 15'
Average Width8' to 10', 10' to 15'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About ZhuZhou Loropetalum

Loropetalum Chinense 'Zhuzhou Fuchsia' is a fast and moderate growing shrub and tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7A through 9B. It matures to an average height of 10 feet to 15 feet and an average width of 8 feet to 15 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade or morning shade with afternoon sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. In the spring and fall Zhuzhou Loropetalum produces pink flowers. The foliage is burgundy and purple in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, drought, insects, diseases, mildew and heat.

Zhuzhou Loropetalum can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, in foundation plantings, as a buffer or screen, in containers or planters, as a background, in shrub borders, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas, for topiary, as a focal point or in landscape beds or islands and also in rock or xeriscape gardens, theme gardens or cottage gardens.

More about ZhuZhou Loropetalum

Noteworthy Characteristics

ZhuZhou is one of if not the tallest growing of the Loropetalums.  It has dark maroon colored foliage that is retained year round. Also known as the Chinese Fringe Tree, this beautiful foliage is an excellent contrast with the fringe-like, fuchsia color flowers produced in abundance during late winter and early spring, and sporadically in fall. 


Its taller height and upright growth habit make ZhuZhou Loropetalum perfect for use as a single- or multi-stem specimen tree. It can also be useful as a tall, colorful hedge or as espalier (trained to grow flat against an open wall).


ZhuZhou thrives in full sun however, as with other Loropetalums, it will tolerate a fair amount of shade. Too much shade and foliage color and flowering will be diminished.  As with other Loropetalums, ZhuZhou prefers moist, but well drained, rich humusy, acidic soil, but it seems to adapt to less than ideal conditions. It is one of the most cold hardy varieties available.

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