Member Price: $79.95
Member Price: $79.95
The Red Chocolate Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense 'Red Chocolate') is an eye-catching evergreen shrub that adds a burst of color and texture to any garden or landscape. Known for its dark burgundy foliage and distinctive fringe-like flowers, this versatile plant is perfect for adding depth and interest to your outdoor space.
Red Chocolate Loropetalum is a compact, evergreen shrub that typically grows to a height of 5 to 8 feet and a spread of 4 to 6 feet. It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 9, making it suitable for a range of climates. This resilient plant is adaptable to various soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils, as long as they are well-drained.
The shrub has a dense, mounding growth habit, which makes it an excellent choice for foundation plantings, hedges, or mass plantings. It can also be used as a standalone specimen or in mixed borders for an attractive contrast with other plants.
One of the standout features of the Red Chocolate Loropetalum is its rich, dark burgundy foliage. The leaves are oval-shaped and typically measure 1 to 2 inches in length. This unique coloration provides an excellent contrast against other green foliage in the landscape, making it a popular choice for adding depth and visual interest to garden designs.
The deep burgundy color of the foliage is most vibrant in the spring and early summer months, and it may fade to a greenish-bronze color in the fall and winter. To ensure the best color retention, plant the Red Chocolate Loropetalum in a location that receives full sun or partial shade.
In addition to its striking foliage, the Red Chocolate Loropetalum is also prized for its unique, fringe-like flowers. The blooms are a vibrant pink to fuchsia color and appear in clusters at the branch tips. The flowers typically emerge in late winter to early spring, providing a burst of color during a time when many other plants are still dormant.
The delicate, ribbon-like petals of the flowers create an interesting texture that adds another layer of visual interest to the landscape. The blooms are also known to attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, making the Red Chocolate Loropetalum a valuable addition to wildlife-friendly gardens.
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