Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum ‘Fire Dance’

Chinese witch hazel 'Fire Dance'

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum ‘Fire Dance’ is a dazzling evergreen shrub prized for its vibrant burgundy-red foliage and unique pink, spidery flowers.

‘Fire Dance’ stands out as a versatile landscape addition, offering year-round interest with its colourful foliage and sporadic blooms, enhancing gardens or borders with its striking visual appeal and low-maintenance nature.

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Origin: Japan and south-eastern Asia
Genus: Loropetalum
Species / Cultivar: chinense var. rubrum 'Fire Dance'
Common Name: Chinese witch hazel 'Fire Dance'
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Medium
Once it is established, this plant is likely to only require watering during drier periods.
Maintenance: A little
Easy to look after but may occasionally require some attention in order to thrive.
Situation: Full Sun to Part Shade
Enjoys direct sun most of the day, but tolerant of fewer sunlit hours or light dappling.
Eventual Height: 0.5-1m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 0.5-1m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Hardy
Survives unprotected in an average winter. May need protection in extreme long frosts.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum ‘Fire Dance’ thrives in well-drained, acidic soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. Regular watering aids its growth, especially during the establishment phase. With a typical height and spread of 0.5-1 metres, this evergreen shrub maintains a compact, rounded form.

Pruning, if needed, is best done after flowering to maintain its shape and encourage new growth. Known for its striking burgundy-red foliage and sporadic pink blooms, it adds year-round visual interest to landscapes, making it an ideal choice for borders, hedges, or standalone ornamental planting.

1 customer review for Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum ‘Fire Dance’

Ordered two of these and couldnt be happier. Good size and in perfect condition

Richard S.