Loropetalum chinense ‘Black Pearl’
Chinese Fringe Flower
A dramatic compact shrub with a maximum size of 1.5 metres, with fantastic dark purple evergreen foliage.
The spidery pink flowers are very like those of witch-hazel and produced in February and March.
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Loropetalum chinense is native to Japan and south-eastern Asia including southern China. It was introduced to UK in 1880.
In China, from where specimens in cultivation originate, this species is mainly or wholly confined to warm regions and low altitudes – hence needing winter protection in colder gardens. It might prove hardier if cultivars were developed from Japanese populations, which grow in harsher environments and may be hardier.
Care & Size Guidance
Better for milder gardens, this will thrive in a sheltered sunny spot away from frost pockets and harsh winds. Loropetalum has few pests and requires no pruning except to maintain desired size.