Need an 'ever-purple' shrub? The Chang's Ruby Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense 'Chang's Ruby') is a unique selection that stands out among a sea of ever'greens'! Featuring leaves in various shades of a gorgeous purple-red, this type of Chinese Fringe Flower remains vibrantly colorful all year round!
On top of that, come the Fringe flowers - blooming profusely in fuchsia-pink, the fuzzy-looking flowers start showing off in early spring. You may wonder where you've seen blooms like these before, then learn these are members of the Witch Hazel family and then you'll know! The bees and butterflies won't care whose family they're in, they'll just be happy to stop by to sip the early nectar source! You'll enjoy the later flushes of flowers throughout the summer as well!
Loropetalum are heat and humidity-tolerant shrubs and form graceful, open-branched mounds 3-5 feet in height and width. Their size and unique color boost the green typically found throughout the average landscape and provide winter interest! This broad-leaved evergreen also has the advantage of being drought-resistant, deer resistant, and tolerates a wide range of garden conditions throughout USDA growing zones 7 to 9, including full sun or partial shade, and even coastal conditions!
Chang's Ruby Fringe Flower can be used in a wide variety of gardening situations. Use it as a hedge. It can be pruned to look formal or left to look more naturalistic without worrying it will overtake your yard. Use it as a vibrant backdrop to your perennial beds, accent your Rose garden with cool-toned bloom themes, or train one as Espalier against a wall! The year-round foliage is perfect for screening you're A/C unit or messy neighbor from view! Try a row evenly spaced along your property line for low hedging and privacy.
You can grow 'Chang Ruby' in full sun for the best color, but it does great in partial shade too. Plant it with yellow-tipped conifers like Junipers or Cypress, among yellow Roses, around other early spring flowering shrubs like Forsythia for a traffic-stopping color combo! This plant will be such a beautiful and versatile addition to your garden no matter where you use it!
Loropetalum tolerates both full sun and partial shade throughout USDA growing zones 7 to 9. Handling clay and loam soils so long as they are well-drained. Provide watering regularly while young plants are establishing and before winter, plus a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch for best results. Prune after flowering if needed, but it requires little if any pruning - only to maintain size or shape.
Don't wait to add great year-round purple-red color and unique pink blooms to your landscape! Order Chang's Ruby Loropetalum bushes from Nature Hills Nursery today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Loropetalum chinense 'Chang's Ruby'|
|Mature Height||3 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Fall Color||Red, Purple|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|