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Red Diamond™ Loropetalum

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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 truly the reddest blooms of all loropetalum cultivars, and they contrast beautifully with their dark foliage. Watch these blossoms engulf the shrub, completely changing its appearance during the bloom cycle. After the considerable 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, Mojo Pittosporum, or Meerlo Lavender.

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. This can take a few months at least. During this time, check regularly to ensure that the soil is not drying out or staying soggy. Afterwards, 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 Loropetalum 5 feet apart for a seamless planting. Plant them 7+ feet apart to leave space between shrubs.

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Common Name
Red Diamond™ Loropetalum
Scientific Name
Loropetalum chinensis 'Shang-Red' - Red Diamond®
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5 reviews for Red Diamond™ Loropetalum

  1. Anonymous

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

  2. 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!

  3. Kay (verified owner)

    nice plants and fast service

  4. Wanda Costello (verified owner)

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

  5. leon klingensmith (verified owner)

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

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Bio-tone Starter Plus - 5oz Pack

The Ultimate Starter Fertilizer with both Endo & Ecto Mycorrhizae
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  • Reduces transplant loss
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