Episode #266 | Original Air Date: March 8, 2021
Chinese fringe bush, also known as loropetalum is an evergreen shrub that looks good in just about any North or Central Florida garden.
Its small, oval leaves can be green, though many cultivars have rich burgundy or bronze foliage that contrasts nicely with other plants.
These shrubs often grow 6 to 10 feet tall but can be kept more compact with regular pruning. A few newer cultivars grow just a couple of feet tall.
Watch for a beautiful show in spring when they bloom with small white or pink spidery flowers.
Chinese fringe bush works equally well in foundation plantings and in landscape beds and will grow in either sun or partial shade.
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