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Evergreen Shrubs (Flowering) – Daruma Loropetalum

  • Daruma loropetalum

Botanical name:  Loropetalum chinense ‘Daruma’

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: 2 – 4 ft in height and in width 

Bloom time: year-round

Hardy zone:  Zones 7-10

Flower color:  pink

Foliage color:  red/purple/green

Growth rate: grows 1 – 2 ft a year 

Pruning instructions: Prune as soon as the plant is done flowering. Do not remove more that ¼ of the size of the plant at once

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: Accent, Bed, Borders, Hedge, Mass Planting, Screening

Light needs: at least 4 hours of sun per day

Special features: deer resistant 

Watering instructions: water every other day for the first 3 – 4 months and then reduce watering to about once every week or 2 depending on the amount of rainfall throughout the week

Fertilizing instructions : Apply a slow release fertilizer in the early spring

Best time to plant: early spring 

Best type of soil: loamy 

Companion plants: hydrangeas, azaleas, ferns

Toxicity level: non-toxic for humans and pets

Invasive species: no

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