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Chinese Fringe Flower Fire Dance in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Fire Dance'

 

Chinese Fringe Flower 'Fire Dance'

Chinese loropetalum is an evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub in the witch-hazel family. It bears dark green, small, heart-shaped, overlapping leaves - the new foliage appearing in late Summer or Autumn - and fragrant white, pink or red spidery flowers in Winter into Spring. This plant will tolerate temperatures down to -5 deg.C, but no lower than that, and so in colder areas the shrub should be grown in a container, so that it can be moved into a cold greenhouse, or conservatory, for the colder months. 'Fire Dance' has reddish-purple leaves, which can be green in summer, and bright pink, slightly fragrant flowers from early spring. Can be smaller-growing than the species, often to 1m in height and width

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plant Features
  • Chinese Fringe Flower Fire Dance likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Chinese Fringe Flower Fire Dance likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Chinese Fringe Flower Fire Dance is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Chinese Fringe Flower Fire Dance likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Chinese Fringe Flower 'Fire Dance'

Latin name

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Fire Dance'

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Hamamelidaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chinese Fringe Flower Fire Dance likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Chinese Fringe Flower Fire Dance is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Chinese Fringe Flower Fire Dance likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Chinese Fringe Flower Fire Dance likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chinese Fringe Flower Fire Dance is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Fire Dance'

Chinese loropetalum is an evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub in the witch-hazel family. It bears dark green, small, heart-shaped, overlapping leaves - the new foliage appearing in late Summer or Autumn - and fragrant white, pink or red spidery flowers in Winter into Spring. This plant will tolerate temperatures down to -5 deg.C, but no lower than that, and so in colder areas the shrub should be grown in a container, so that it can be moved into a cold greenhouse, or conservatory, for the colder months. 'Fire Dance' has reddish-purple leaves, which can be green in summer, and bright pink, slightly fragrant flowers from early spring. Can be smaller-growing than the species, often to 1m in height and width


Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in fertile, humus-rich moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade with shelter from cold winds. Best with winter protection, or overwintered in a cold greenhouse. Will not survive winter temperatures below -5C. Ideal for flower borders and beds, wall-side borders, city & courtyard gardens, coastal cottage & informal garden patio & container plants

 

Flowering

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Usually the showy, spidery flowers open in late Winter, and continue well into Spring

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Early Autumn TO Early Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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