STAR PLANTS: LOROPETALUM CERISE CHARM
LATIN NAME: LOROPETALUM CHINENSE 'KUROBIJIN' PP 23,176
This compact flowering shrub flaunts dark, almost black foliage that never fades. In spring, dark pink-red flowers emerge, contrasting beautifully with the dark foliage. This plant grows to be 3 to 4 feet wide and tall.
Amount of Sunlight: full sun to partial shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-11
This easy-to-grow, shrub 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.