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Loropetalum Chinese Ruby Shrubs for Sale Online
Loropetalum Ruby or also known as Ruby Chinese Fringe Flower is one of the smallest Loropetalum varieties having a more compact and rounded form. A mix combination of pink fringe flowers blooming all year round and with shiny young red leaves, adds some spice to your landscape.
Chinese Ruby Loropetalum is just the plant you've been looking for if you want something small and compact. This rounded evergreen shrub can work well as a foundation planting or hedge. Its deep purple foliage becomes dark green as it matures, the fragrant pink flowers in spring add to this shrub’s appeal that adds color to your landscape. In the winter the leaves hold their ruby color through out the season and the more sun the shrub gets the more the color shines. The Ruby Fringe Flower will reach up to 5 feet width and 5 feet in height. It is a low maintenance shrub and its is a perfect plant for hedges, natural areas, small screenings, and berm plantings.
|Mature Height:||4 to 5 feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 feet|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to part sun|
|Habit:||Upright, spreading, densely branched|
|Foliage:||Purple to Ruby Red|
|Pruning Season:||Prune after flowering or in very early spring|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides nectar sources for pollinators. Great winter interest due to the peeling bark.|
How to Care for Loropetalum Ruby
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Chinese Ruby Loropetalum plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Chinese Ruby Loropetalum to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.