LOROPETALUM: DARUMA COMPACTY RUBY
LATIN NAME: LOROPETALUM CHINENSE 'DARUMA'
This unique evergreen produces red tinted foliage that turns to green as it ages. Clusters of frilly, pink flowers bloom profusely during winter and spring, and periodically throughout the rest of the year. This compact grower will reach 3-4 feet tall(3-5 feet wide). Its distinct coloration makes it ideal as an accent specimen, hedge, and grows well on slopes.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat
Soil Conditions: Prefers rich, well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-9
This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning old foliage is recommended to maintain a well-groomed appearance. Mulch to prevent loss of moisture, deter weeds and moderate winter temperatures.