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 2-3 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Drought Tolerance Semi
Fall Color Burgandy
Bloom Color Pink
Botanical Name Loropetalum Chinense var. rubrum

Questions and Answers

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Growing zones?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Crimson Fire Loropetalum grows in zones 7 to 9.
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!
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 for us to review.


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 with a slow release Azalea/Rhododendron fertilizer in early spring.  If your soil is slightly acidic any balanced, slow release fertilizer will work.  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.

Landscape Ideas

Landscape Ideas for your Crimson Fire Loropetalum

The Crimson Fire Loropetalum is an outstanding way to add year-round color to any style of landscape.  This compact loropetum looks great in a mixed bed.  The crimson leaves are a superb contrast to any plant, green, blue, or yellow.  Even though this shrub is small it shines on its own or amongst other plants.  Try a low hedge, border, or mass planting for a unique and colorful look.  Plant about 1.5 feet apart for a tight hedge.

Planting Instructions

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 2 - 3 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 Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex 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.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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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

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