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Loropetalum chinense 'Razzleberri'

loropetalumThis is a genus of one (or two, or three depending on who is counting) species of evergreen shrub native to the Himalayas, China, and Japan. In early spring they have clusters of fragrant spider-like (usually white) flowers.

This variety has red flowers intermittently through the year and copper-burgundy foliage which matures to an olive green.

Loropetalum is great for a border, growing three to six feet. Due to its horizontal growth pattern it can be easily trained as an espalier.

It prefers sun or dappled shade and well drained acidic soil.

For propagation, root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Zones 8 - 11.