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Evergreen Shrubs (Flowering) – Emerald Snow Loropetalum

  • Emerald snow loropetalum

Botanical name: Loropetalum chinense ‘Emerald Snow’

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: 5 – 6 ft in height and 6 ft in spread

Bloom time: year-round 

Hardy zone: zones 7-10

Flower color: white 

Foliage color: green 

Growth rate: less than 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 light a day

Special features: drought tolerant 

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: spring or fall

Best type of soil: loamy

Companion plants: encore azaleas, camellias, ferns, agapanthus 

Toxicity level: non-toxic for humans and pets 

Invasive species: no

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