Ever Red Chinese Fringe Flower

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Deep burgundy broadleaved evergreen foliage all year round! Tired of evergreens? Why not try an 'ever-red' one? The Ever Red Fringe Flower shrub (Loropetalum chinense 'Chang Nian Hong') This robust and colorful Chinese Fringe Flower has richly colored burgundy leaves that dramatically show off the pompoms of deep rose pink!

From late winter through early spring Ever Red Loropetalum is covered in delicate spidery fringy blooms that the Hummingbirds and pollinators adore. If it's happy where you plant it this bush will even bloom on and off throughout the rest of the year!

First discovered in Asia, this beautiful Loropetalum variety is compact, mildew and disease-resistant, and even drought-tolerant once it's established. Its colorful leaves are showy year-round, but in the spring it really struts its stuff. Its leaves are small and oval with a leathery feel. It grows upright but the branches will arch a little giving it a very graceful silhouette all season.

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 7 to 9, these rounded densely-branched shrubs grow 5-6 feet in height and width at maturity. The fragrant blooms may even rebloom later in the growing season, giving you and your pollinators plenty of color throughout the growing season!

Planting and Application:

Ever Red makes a great specimen plant if you plant it alone as a landscape focal point or feature planting. But its beauty is multiplied if you plant several together, creating bird-friendly plantings since the female plants can develop fruit.

Try a row as a foundation plant that won't block windows. Brighten a mixed-shrub border or add a dramatic backdrop to your landscape garden beds! Define your property line with a beautiful flowering hedge that is sure to enliven a house with white, black, or dark gray siding. Ever Red stands out among the greenery of other evergreen and deciduous plants!

It also will thrive in a container with other plants that will play off of its color and texture. The year-round foliage and bright blooms add cheer and color every season but you'll mostly love the versatile and issue-free growth! Entertain and relax with their stylish charm as a backdrop, you'll be thrilled with their performance year in and year out!

Keep your hedges neatly sheared, or allow Loropetalum to grow naturally and fully. A hedge along the front of your property will divide your yard from the sidewalk and street without offending the neighbors. Rely on low-maintenance Loropetalum as a sophisticated privacy screen for you and your family!

  • Show-Stopping Scarlet-Red Spider-Like Flowers
  • Year-Round Burgundy Foliage Won't Fade in Sun or Heat
  • Support Butterflies, Hummingbirds & Beneficial Pollinators
  • Showy Shrub With A Useful Rounded Form
  • Hedges, Screening, Backdrops, Easy En Masse & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Ever Red Chinese Fringe Flower shrubs grow best in moist fertile soil that is well-drained. Thriving in partial shade, but will tolerate full sun and even full shade if it needs to! You'll enjoy the most flowering in full sun.

Apply a fertilizer for acid-loving plants, such as Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic and Natural Fertilizer twice a year in early spring and mid-summer, or according to the directions. The root systems will appreciate a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch, pine straw, or pine bark. Just be sure to pull it back so it is not touching the stems.

Give a moderate amount of water on a consistent schedule. Use the Finger Test to determine the frequency … poke your finger into the soil to see if it is starting to get dry. Once established, Loropetalum can be very drought tolerant.

Prune to shape Chinese Loropetalum after the main flush of blooms is done. You'll likely see sporadic reblooming through the summer months. Every 3-5 years, renewal prune to keep your long-lived shrubs growing vigorously, and beautiful for many years.

  • Grows in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Somewhat Acidic Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Average Moisture
  • Blooms On Old Wood - Prune After Flowering
  • Displays Great Pest Resistance
  • Deer Rarely Damage This Plant!

Change up the greenery with some bold pink and burgundy! Order your Ever Red Chinese Fringe Flower shrubs from Nature Hills and add incredible color to your landscape today!

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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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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Ever Red Chinese Fringe Flower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Loropetalum chinense 'Chang Nian Hong'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Acidic Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deep Pinkish-Red
Foliage Burgundy
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes