Prune Spring Blooming Shrubs

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Spring blooming shrubs such as Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum should be pruned to your desired size and shape as soon as they finish blooming.

Loropetalum chinense or Chinese fringe flower has been around since about 1880. As a green broad-leaved evergreen with cream long thin petals the common name is Chinese Fringe Flower. Recently, the varieties with deep purple leaves and bright fushia pink blooms have become more popular in the landscapes. This spring the plants were gorgeous blooming very heavily in the warm mid-March weather. Plants usually bloom mid-March thru mid-April. The plants are medium to fast growing and have many different forms. Low growing forms make a good ground cover. Higher growing forms can serve as a foundation planting, be limbed up to a small tree or be planted in a group as a hedge or screen. The plant that is so far proving to be deer-resistant has a graceful natural. If pruning is desired prune soon after the plants finish blooming.

More information about this plant can be found at the North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox: Loropetalum chinense f rubrumSpring blooms Shrub Blooms