Other Species Names: Loropetalum
Plant Height: 72 in.
Spread: 72 in.
Plant Form: upright
Summer Foliage Color: Burgundy
Minimum Sunlight: Partial Shade
Maximum Sunlight: Full Sun
Cherry Blast Fringe Flower is a compact shrub featuring deep, vivid red fringe-like flowers in spring. Extremely dark burgundy foliage stands up against the blistering sun all summer long.
Cherry Blast Fringe Flower is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage. This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics. Cherry Blast Fringe Flower is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent Mass Planting Hedges/Screening General Garden Use Container Planting
Cherry Blast Fringe Flower has a very uniform shape and will mature at 6 feet tall and wide. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. Cherry Blast Fringe Flower makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.