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Loropetalum chinensis var rubrum


By Andrewr

Loropetalum chinensis var rubrum (Loropetalum chinensis var rubrum)

Supposedly the hardiest of the dark-leaved varieties of loropetalum, I am taking no chances with this one (having lost other varieties in both the last two winters) and am growing it in a bottomless pot to be lifted and brought indoors this time. Perversely, it is flowering now (instead of late winter/early spring)

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That's so unusual.
I like the foliage AND the flowers!

10 Aug, 2009


I wonder if mine are in flower? I shall go and take a look!

10 Aug, 2009


That's a terrific plant - flowers and foliage really catch the eye.

11 Aug, 2009


Wonderful colours together love the little flower too.

12 Aug, 2009


My mum has just bought 4 plants, 3 yrs old & in 2ltr pots. Read your other blog re the plant on google! I will be giving 1 plant to my boyfriend, leave 1 at my mum's-planted in the ground with protection & x fingers for the 2 I bring to my home, may have to get a fleece or two out after what I have read..trial & error eh!!

11 Aug, 2011


I lost mine last winter, even though it was fleeced. :-(((

12 Aug, 2011

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