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Razzleberri Fringeflower

Loropetalum chinense 'Razzleberri'

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Razzleberri Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Razzleberri') at GardenWorks

Razzleberri Fringeflower flowers

Razzleberri Fringeflower flowers

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Razzleberri Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Razzleberri') at GardenWorks

Razzleberri Fringeflower in bloom

Razzleberri Fringeflower in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Other Names:  Razzleberry, Chinese Fringe Flower

Description:

Eye-catching raspberry colored fringed flowers are heaviest in spring on this upright spreading evergreen shrub but repeat throughout the year, foliage emerges rich burgundy fading to green; needs regular watering, especially in midsummer heat

Ornamental Features

Razzleberri Fringeflower features showy fragrant cherry red strap-like flowers along the branches in early spring. It has attractive burgundy-tipped olive green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain olive green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Razzleberri Fringeflower is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. 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.

Razzleberri Fringeflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Razzleberri Fringeflower will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features


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