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Cherry Blast Loropetalum

SKU:
LORCCB
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SKU:
LORCCB
Weight:
21.00 LBS
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6 feet
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6 feet
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Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Loropetalum chinense 'Cherry Blast'
Bloom Time:
Late Winter to Early Spring
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Evergreen
Family:
Fringeflower
Flower Color:
Cherry Red
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Loropetalum
Growth Rate:
Fast
Hardiness Zone:
7a
Landscape Uses:
Accent, Massing, Screening, Garden, Container
Mature Height:
6 feet
Mature Width:
6 feet
Prune Time:
Prune After Flowering
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
Cherry Red
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Late Winter to Early Spring
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Accent, Massing, Screening, Garden, Container

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Product Overview

Loropetalum chinense 'Cherry Blast'
Eye-catching cherry red colored fringed flowers are heaviest in spring on this upright spreading evergreen shrub, but repeat throughout the year; foliage emerges deep burgundy fading to gray-green; needs regular watering, especially in midsummer heat

Cherry Blast Loropetalum is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cherry Blast Loropetalum is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Features

Cherry Blast Loropetalum features showy fragrant cherry red spider-like flowers held atop the branches from late winter to early spring. It has attractive grayish green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

 

Planting & Growing

Cherry Blast Loropetalum will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Cherry Blast Loropetalum makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

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