Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, possibly somewhat smaller than Loropetalum chinense, leaves reddish and finally purple-green or green, flowers pink to reddish.
- Sun to part shade. Acidic, well-drained soil.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 An increasingly popular landscape plant in China, especially in roundabouts and median strips; often sheared.
- An increasing number of cultivars (but likely more "names" than genetic differences), some of the more common selections include 'Blush', 'Daybreak's Flame', Fire Dance™, Plum Delight™, Razzleberri™ and 'Sizzling Pink'.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: south side (west) of Azalea House, the cultivar 'Daybreak's Flame'