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Crimson Fire Loropetalum

Add Great Color to Small Spaces

  • New dwarf variety
  • Does not require pruning
  • Dark red leaves all year long
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Need a dark red shrub for a smaller area?  Try the new Crimson Fire Loropetalum.

The Crimson Fire Loropetalum is a delightful, compact shrub that provides red color all year-round. The deep, ruby red foliage fades from red to dark burgundy, providing color for all those little spaces that need a little extra pizazz!  Spring gives way to beautiful, fringed, hot pink flowers that are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds.  This variety stays much smaller than the Ruby Loropetalum.  It is considered a dwarf variety.

The Crimson Fire Loropetalum is a great shrub to use as an accent plant, foundation plant, or even to use in a container. The compact and mounding habit of this shrub allows it to stay small, but don’t let the size fool you because the color this shrub displays begs for attention.  

Plant 3 in a slight curve under a window and frame each side with a Emerald Arborvitae.  Then Plant a Gold Mop Cypress in the middle of the cove of Loropetalum for a colorful effect.

Or add some Dianthus to the front of the Loropetalum.  They will really pull the dark reds out of this variety making it a big hit!

Since this type of Loropetalum is dwarf, its great for making small, accent hedges!  They stay red, are low maintenance, and are a unique substitution for the typical green hedge.

Only reaching a height of 2-3’, this shrub is ideas for small spaces! The stunning colors of the foliage provides a crimson fire color that will be unforgettable, especially when the pin wheeled, neon pink flowers start to bloom. With such a great contrast of color and the multi season interest of this plant, the Crimson Red Loropetalum is a great plant for any landscape. Consider the Crimson Red Loropetalum when planning your next landscape project!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Brand First Editions
Grows in Zones 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Well-drained
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Drought Tolerance Semi
Fall Color Burgandy
Bloom Color Pink
Botanical Name Loropetalum Chinense var. rubrum

How To Care for your new Crimson Fire Loropetalum

Plant the Crimson Fire Loropetalum anytime of the year.  Just take care to water more often when planting in summer.

This loropetalum thrives in full to part sun and is adaptable, but prefers slightly acidic, moist but well-drained soil.  Water thoroughly when planted.  Provide a deep watering once or twice per week until established.  Once established Loropetalum are fairly drought tolerant and only need water during dry spells.  They do tend to flower better in a soil that is kept slightly moist.  Add 2-3 inches of mulch when planting.  Mulch will protect the roots in extreme temperatures and keep the soil moist.  Fertilize in spring with a slow release, balanced fertilizer like the one we carry.  No pruning is necessary.  However, Loropetalum can tolerate heavy pruning if you prefer.  After your bush is done flowering is the best time to prune.  This shrub does flower on old wood so avoid heavy pruning in winter or early spring.

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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I added 8 of these crimson fire loropetalum to by back patio. I installed four on each side. They are looking great growing together as a hedge. I have not even trimmed them yet and they look like they will stay under the height I was looking for. I just love these new dwarf varieties! I wish I could add the picture to this review...
April 3, 2016
This was the first time to buy plants from you and I am very pleased with the Crimson Fire Loropetalum. I will consider buying from you again. Good job.
May 29, 2017
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4 months ago
Crimson fire loropetalum
Searched several local and online sites before finding just what I needed to replace my plant that had been ruined by my Rottweiler. 3 gal plant was exactly what I needed, not too small, not too large. Plant arrived in a couple of days and looks healthy. I'm pleased with the service and the plant!
April 26, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
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i saw them at a nursery but they were already sold. loved the look of the plant but couldn't find any locally.they were just what i needed for my space below my front windows.
loyd w on Aug 21, 2017
i saw them at a nursery but they were already sold. loved the look of the plant but couldn't find any locally.they were just what i needed for my space below my front windows.
loyd w on Aug 21, 2017
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How tall will this plant grow?
A shopper on Sep 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Crimson fire are a dwarf variety and will reach heights of 2-3 feet tall. They are great for small hedges!
Growing zones?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Crimson Fire Loropetalum grows in zones 7 to 9.
How far apart do I need to plant to make a hedge?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would go about 3.5 feet apart on center
Will it survive heavy pruning this time of year ?
Sandie on Apr 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't prune more than about 1/3, but yes it should be fine.
Does it attract bees or deer?
A shopper on Apr 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Loropetalum is considered deer resistant and it may attract bees when flowering as will any flowering plant.
Toxic to dogs?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No they are not toxic to dogs but dogs do like to eat the foliage.
To of mine have lost their color little bit better still somewhat Burgundy on the end but the insides are green and a one plant is a little yellow what do I need to do to get it better or is that OK?
Kristen M on Aug 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The green is normal. Loropetalum get their leaf color from UV rays activating pigment. So you will notice that new leaves, leaves that are in the center of the plant and shaded by other leaves, and plants that are planted in shade are green. As far as yellow, that may be due to over-watering or a lack of nutrients. You are welcome to send us photos to support@theplantingtree.com for us to review.
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