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Ruby Loropetalum
Ruby Loropetalum

Hamamelidaceae Loropetalum Chinense Ruby

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Grows InZone 7A · 0° to 5° F through Zone 10B · 35° to 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Insect, Disease, Mildew, Heat
Flower ColorPink
BloomsSpring Blooms, Early Spring Blooms, Fall Foliage, Winter Foliage, Spring Foliage, Summer Foliage
Foliage ColorBurgundy, Medium Green, Dark Green
Average Height5' to 6', 4' to 5'
Average Width4' to 6'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About Ruby Loropetalum

Loropetalum Chinense 'Ruby' is a fast and moderate growing shrub that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7A through 10B. It matures to an average height of 5 feet to 5 feet and an average width of 4 feet to 6 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 or moderately drained. In the spring Ruby Loropetalum produces pink flowers. The foliage is burgundy, medium green and dark green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, drought, insects, diseases, mildew and heat.

Ruby Loropetalum can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, in foundation plantings, as a buffer or screen, as a background, in shrub borders, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas, as an accent, as a focal point, in landscape beds or islands or grown flat against a wall and also in theme gardens or cottage gardens.

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Noteworthy Characteristics

Burgundy and green foliage with rose pink spring and fall blooms make Ruby loropetalum one of the top choices for the landscape. Vibrant rose pink, witchhazel-like, fringy flowers are heavy in spring, appear occasionally in summer, and again in fall. The foliage provides a stunning contrast with the pink flowers. Mature height is about 4 to 5 feet with an equal spread. It can be pruned or sheared year-round for a more formal shape or to limit size.


Ruby Loropetalum grows 4 to 5 feet tall with an equal spread making it an excellent selection for foundation plantings, in shrub borders, or as a small specimen tree, as espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall), or as a natural or formal hedge.


Ruby Loropetalum is easy to grow and low maintance. Plant it in locations that provide well-drained soils and full sun to part shade. Though not picky about soil type, well drained and acidic soil is essential for this plant. Pruning is minimal unless you want to shear it into a more formal shape. Prune as needed throughout the year to maintain desired form, ceasing pruning two months prior to the first typical frost date in your area. When the plant has gone dormant pruning can be resumed.

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