White Chinese Fringe Flower

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Need a unique, hardworking, flowering broadleaf evergreen that pests and deer ignore? White Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinensis) is an ornamental flowering tree or large shrub with incredible displays of white flowers like cream streamers or pompoms that festoon the entire plant each spring with a rebloom occasionally throughout the year or autumn months!

Their versatility and fantastic size make these care-free and vastly underutilized shrubs ideal for use in most gardens! White Fringe Flower shrubs have graceful open branching structures and a lithe appearance, these broadleaved evergreen flowering shrubs resemble those of the closely named White Fringe tree (Chionanthus) but Loropetalum are a fantastic substitute for southern gardeners!

Both male and female plants have these lovely blossoms but only female plants have the berries that birds adore! Chinese Fringe Flower female plants produce purple fruit to add to the ornamental appeal and fall interest of these showy shrubs.

Members of the Witch Hazel family, the lush green foliage loves sun or shade, even coastal conditions! Growing upwards of 6 to 10 feet in height and width throughout USDA hardiness zones 7 to 9, Loropetalum won't fade or shrink in the heat, sun, or humidity of the warmest US climates!

Planting and Application:

Tolerating anything the urban, commercial, and home garden can handle, these are lovely wildlife plants and fragrant low-maintenance landscape additions! Prune these into small trees by limbing up lower branches and choosing the strongest trunks, or keep White Fringe Flower as large flowering hedge shrubs that screen the view.

Evergreen White Fringe shrubs have graceful open branching structures and a lithe appearance, you'll want to give them a prominent spot in your landscape! Fantastic specimen and focal points, be sure to plant one by your home's entry or driveway to boost curb appeal year-round.

Fringe Flower also looks fantastic along the woodland border where the shade will not slow these trees down! Groupings add naturalized appeal to your garden setting and nectar-rich resources for bees, butterflies, and Hummingbirds throughout the Pollinator Garden!

When used as shrubs, these provide great privacy and screening as hedgerows and in rows. Add a poetic scene by planting one near a pond or water feature or allow the graceful branches to drift near your seating areas. Many homeowners use this shrub as an alternative to Boxwood and Barberry bushes throughout their landscape as backdrops, property division and definition.

A single specimen limbed up into a multi-stemmed tree form to soften the corner of your home or create a lovely lawn tree focal point on a front yard berm for smaller properties! Even balcony and patio gardeners can enjoy these versatile plants in oversized outdoor containers!

  • White Streamer-Like Pompom Blooms
  • Fragrant Reblooming Pollinator Attractors
  • Ornamental Flowering Shrub or Tree
  • Rounded Form & Broadleaf Evergreen Foliage Year Round
  • Specimens, Hedges, Privacy & Wildlife Appeal

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Loropetalum in full sun for best flowering, but these appreciate a bit of afternoon shade in the warmest climates. Requiring moderate water and well-drained sandy soil on the acidic side, these plants do best with a 3-4 inch thick layer of pine straw, pine mulch, or other kinds of arborist mulch around the root system well to retain moisture and insulate the roots from winter's chill.

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 and salt-tolerant. 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.

Usually an evergreen, the occasional cold snap may cause these plants to lose their foliage and act as a deciduous woody shrub, regrowing their foliage fresh in the spring. Flowering on old wood, it is recommended you Prune after flowering and renewal pruning every 3-5 years to remove the oldest, thickest, and least vigorous branches out at the ground level.

  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Well-Drained Acidic Soil
  • Consistent Moisture & Average Fertility
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Great Pest Resistance & Deer Rarely Damage This Plant
  • Evergreen in Warm Zones

For a showy ornamental with great appeal, fragrance, and blooms, the White Chinese Fringe Flower shrub will grace your home with unique blossoms! Order yours at NatureHills.com today!

Buying Options for Plants

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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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

White Chinese Fringe Flower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Loropetalum chinensis
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes