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botanical name:
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Fire Dance'
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Fire Dance' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
synonyms:  Loropetalum chinense 'Firedance', Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Firedance'
family:  Hamamelidaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 1.50m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: red & green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -3°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Small spidery, sweet scented, pink flowers in late winter to early spring. Dark red tinted young foliage. Smallish, rounded bushy evergreen shrub.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, fertile humus-rich soil in a sheltered, part shaded position.

propagation:
From semi-ripe cuttings taken in summer. May need bottom heat to root.

usage:
Woodland garden or shrub border.

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