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Red Diamond™ Loropetalum

(17 customer reviews)

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About Red Diamond™ Loropetalum

The Red Diamond Loropetalum is another tremendous evergreen shrub from the Southern Living Plant Collection! The Red Diamond Loropetalum produces candy red blooms in early spring. These are the reddest blooms of all loropetalum cultivars, contrasting beautifully with their dark purple foliage. Watch these blossoms engulf the shrub, completely changing its appearance during the bloom cycle. After the bountiful initial bloom, this loropetalum will periodically rebloom from early summer to fall. Meanwhile, the purple and burgundy leaves hold their color all year long, providing dynamic color in any landscape.

New growth emerges in spring as a soft purple before maturing to dark purple to burgundy. Try contrasting this rich, dark foliage with contrasting colored plants, such as the Sunshine Ligustrum, Orange Rocket Barberry, Lemon Lime Nandina, or Mojo Pittosporum.

The Red Diamond Loropetalum reaches a mature size of 6′ tall and 6′  wide. Therefore, this variety won’t engulf its surroundings like some other Loropetalums. Additionally, this naturally compact growth habit ensures that pruning is optional or infrequent.

Use this low-maintenance shrub as a hedge, container, accent, or mass planting.

Red Diamond Loropetalum Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 7-10

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Shade for best results. Shield from afternoon sun in southern parts of the U.S., which is particularly harsh.

Water regularly until well-established. The roots can take a few months to establish. Check periodically to ensure the soil is not drying out or staying soggy during this time. Afterward, provide supplemental watering once a week or so when experiencing dry weather.

Well-draining soil is essential as Loropetalums are prone to root rot. Furthermore, a slightly acidic soil pH is best for the health of these plants.

Fertilize in early spring with a balanced acidic fertilizer to keep it growing and thriving.

Red Diamond Loropetalum Spacing Recommendations 

Space your Red Diamond Loropetalums 5 feet apart for a seamless hedge. Or, plant them 7+ feet apart to leave space between shrubs.

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Scientific Name
Loropetalum chinensis 'Shang-Red' Red Diamond®
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Average Size
5-6' H x 5-6' W
Bloom Season
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17 reviews for Red Diamond™ Loropetalum

  1. Robin (verified owner)

    Came quickly and not dried out. I’ve had them in the ground, so fingers’ crossed’

  2. Brian

    I ordered one and it came in great shape, so I ordered another one, but the 2nd one came a little mangled. With extra care I think I can revive it. I had to cut some branches off of it

  3. gloria (verified owner)

    I ordered 3 loropetalums .. 1 was significantly damaged by shipping company .. the entire top was broken off the plant. I sent pictures to Plants by Mail. They responded immediately and shipped a replacement plant. Now I have 3 gorgeous loropetalums. Great company to interact with!

  4. Heath (verified owner)

    It appeared to be a healthy plant. However, the delivery box looked like it had been kicked and thrown around. Plant was wobbly at the base which is hard on loropetalums.

    • Team PBM

      Thank you for the feedback. Please know each plant has a 30 day warrantee. You only need to reach out to customer service with pictures and we are very happy to assist. – Christy

  5. Joyce (verified owner)

    I ordered the 2 gallon Red Diamond Loropetalum and it was absolutely beautiful!!! Large, well rooted and with blooms. I am sure I will be ordering more plants from this company.

  6. JRWagstaff

    Almost dead.most unhappy.what can I say.

    • Team PBM

      Good morning. Please reach out to customer service at [email protected]

  7. JRWagstaff

    Almost dead.most unhappy.

  8. edwardanugent (verified owner)

    I spent over $3,500 from this company,. Mpst of my sunshine ligustrum are dead, all of my Loropetalum are dead.Christy is giving me a hard time on the return/refund policy. She even admitted they were getting many complaints about how horrible the plants arrived from shipping. Do not recommend this company.

    • Team PBM

      Mr Nugent, Good morning. We have worked with you diligently every step of the way on your orders. We do not replace live, healthy and vibrant plants. If you would like me to address any other plants from your order we will need to see pictures of them per our policies and procedures. You completely told untruths in your review; that was unkind. If you would like to discuss anything further you know my direct email address and I am more than happy to discuss it with you. – Christy

  9. Nancy (verified owner)

    I ordered 5 Red Diamond Loropetalum bushes and received them in less than a week, in great condition. They are growing well. I was nervous ordering plants online, but I’m very pleased with Plants by Mail!

  10. Carl Zilka (verified owner)


    • Team PBM

      Good morning again Ms Zilka,

      Following our telephone conversation you were refunded for your order. I am sorry that this plant did not live up to your expectations.


  11. Ann Granack (verified owner)

    I live in zone 8a and wanted a 6 foot tall hedge along the south side of the house that would stand out against white, bloom red on and off through the growing season and drought/clay tolerant. The plant I purchased from Plantsbymail arrived in great condition and was planted in early fall along with two others from different companies. All are doing wonderfully with a few blooms on each one.

  12. Matthew Nestander (verified owner)

    Great looking plants and shipped in good condition. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was because I wish they were a little more rooted out when I got them, they are doing well though a month after planting.

  13. leon klingensmith (verified owner)

    All the plants I ordered, and there were many, have arrived in excellent condition. excellent

  14. Wanda Costello (verified owner)

    Arrived in perfect condition – so healthy. Love the color of the foliage, can’t wait for flowers to bloom.

  15. Kay (verified owner)

    nice plants and fast service

  16. Harry Ortiz (verified owner)

    After many,many years of ordering plants by mail from various companies, I think I can truly say that Plants by mail offers some of the (if not the) largest, healthiest and fullest plants available. This Loropetalum was no exception.Beautiful foliage and gorgeous flowers!

  17. Anonymous

    The plants were very nice with good root system. The shipping package was excellent with every plant
    in great condition.

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