Chinese Fringe Flower - Loropetalum chinense

Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum Chinense)

This evergreen shrub makes a lovely subtle addition to your landscaping. The Chinese Fringe Flower, native to Japan and China, has small textured leaves and bloom primarily in Spring. Once in a while, you’ll see a sweet yellow leaf, adding a lovely touch of color to the bunch.

Where They Do Well:

These do quite well in hotter climates with some shade. However, they adapt nicely to our cool foggy climate of San Francisco, and do well in the ground or in baskets. This shrub is perfect for gardens of all sizes, and its vibrant blooms will add a touch of color to any landscape.


The Chinese fringe flower is a beautiful and easy-to grow plant that only requires pruning in order to control its size. Prune after harvest, but before seed head formation begins (usually late fall). The roots prefer moist soil so make sure you spread 2 inches of mulch over the root zone while keeping it watered with continued attention throughout winter months if possible!