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Jazz Hands® Dwarf Pink Chinese Fringeflower

Loropetalum chinense 'Kurenai'

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Jazz Hands Dwarf Pink Chinese Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Kurenai') at Shonnard's Nursery

Jazz Hands® Dwarf Pink Chinese Fringeflower

Jazz Hands® Dwarf Pink Chinese Fringeflower

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7a

Other Names:  Chinese Fringe Flower, Chinese Witch Hazel

Group/Class:  Jazz Hands Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

A spectacular, spring-blooming shrub with electric, hot pink strap-like flowers covering the plant in spring, attractive deep maroon foliage provides great color for the rest of the season; easy to grow and maintain; great for small spaces and containers

Ornamental Features

Jazz Hands® Dwarf Pink Chinese Fringeflower is draped in stunning fragrant hot pink strap-like flowers along the branches in mid spring. It has attractive burgundy evergreen foliage which emerges deep purple in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain burgundy throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Jazz Hands® Dwarf Pink Chinese Fringeflower is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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.

Jazz Hands® Dwarf Pink Chinese Fringeflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Jazz Hands® Dwarf Pink Chinese Fringeflower will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium 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 prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. 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.

Jazz Hands® Dwarf Pink Chinese Fringeflower makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use 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. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. 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