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Carolina Midnight Loropetalum

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$36.99
  • Dense, dark burgundy-purple foliage and pink flower ribbons
  • Matures to 8-10' wide by 10-15' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 10
  • Plant in full sun to partial shade
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Description

The Carolina Midnight Loropetalum is a large growing shrub reaching 10-15' H x 8-10' W. This Loropetalum has year-round dense very dark burgundy-purple rounded foliage that provides a great platform for the spring blooms to really pop. New foliage when it first begins to emerge will have a reddish-maroon color before darkening. This is a popular choice for planting a large foundation, medium sized screen, or hedge in the landscape, and can also be trained into a small tree or espalier. This shrub is generally not bothered by drought once established, insects, or deer.

 

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Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Spacing Your Carolina Midnight Loropetalum

For a seamless planting, plant your Carolina Midnight 4 feet apart. Space them 8+ feet for gaps between plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Loropetalum chinensis f. rubrum 'Carolina Midnight'
  • Hardiness Zone
    7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Flowering
  • Feature Color
    Green, Purple
  • Uses
    Accent, Container, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Spring, Summer

Growing Zones : 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 7-10

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Carolina Midnight Loropetalum

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The Carolina Midnight Loropetalum is a large growing shrub reaching 10-15' H x 8-10' W. This Loropetalum has year-round dense very dark burgundy-purple rounded foliage that provides a great platform for the spring blooms to really pop. New foliage when it first begins to emerge will have a reddish-maroon color before darkening. This is a popular choice for planting a large foundation, medium sized screen, or hedge in the landscape, and can also be trained into a small tree or espalier. This shrub is generally not bothered by drought once established, insects, or deer.

 

Planting tips for Acid Loving Plants

 

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  • 2.4 Gallon
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