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Pipa's Red Fringeflower

Loropetalum chinense 'Pipa's Red'

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Pipa's Red Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Pipa's Red') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Pipa's Red Fringeflower flowers

Pipa's Red Fringeflower flowers

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Pipa's Red Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Pipa's Red') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Pipa's Red Fringeflower

Pipa's Red Fringeflower

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Pipa's Red Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Pipa's Red') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Pipa's Red Fringeflower foliage

Pipa's Red Fringeflower foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Other Names:  Chinese Fringe Flower, Chinese Witch Hazel

Description:

Gracefully layered branches covered with hot-pink spider flowers in spring and repeats throughout the year, foliage emerges rich burgundy fading to green; part-shade is best; needs regular watering, especially in midsummer heat

Ornamental Features

Pipa's Red Fringeflower features showy fragrant hot pink spider-like flowers held atop the branches in early spring. It has attractive burgundy-tipped olive green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain olive green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pipa's Red Fringeflower is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pipa's Red Fringeflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Pipa's Red Fringeflower will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Pipa's Red Fringeflower makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features

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