Mar 05, Loropetalum can grow 6 to 15 feet tall, but is usually pruned as a shrub. With its moderate growth rate, it works well as a screening plant, hedge, or border. It's often used as an accent plant for its beautiful floral display.
Aug 09, To keep your Loropetlaum plants tidy, at any time of year you can use a sharp pair of bypass hand pruners to selectively remove stray, broken or dead branches.
On healthy growth, make your pruning cuts to a point just above the main, dense form of the plant. Cut broken branches back to a point a couple inches or so beyond the break. In my experience, loropetalum is very tolerant of pruning. Even so, it will put out new leaves much quicker if you wait until spring to do major cutting. There’s no reason you can’t do some thinning or topping now but my preference would be for you to wait until late February if you need to prune.
This evergreen shrub is cold-hardy and grows at a moderate to fast rate. You can keep it 3 feet tall and wide with regular light pruning.
Plum blooms off and on all year, with heavier flowering in spring. Looking for evergreen shrubs with year-round foliage color that doesn’t fade? Do you want foundation plants that don’t need constant pruning?
Southern Living Loropetalums stay compact and purple all season, plus their ribbon blooms are a delight in spring Select your favorite Loropetalum here. Filter Plants. Suitable for Your Zone: 8a. Sep 21, Shrubs serve as borders, fences, and screens, and there are plenty of Florida-Friendly choices, on your solution for Florida-Friendly gardening from.