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Loropetalum chinensis 'Fire Dance'

Loropetalum chinensis 'Fire Dance'

Consumer Information

Narrative Description:

An evergreen, woody shrub with sumptuous wine-red foliage. Bright pink flowers arrive in spring to compliment the foliage.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers full sun, or partial shade with free-draining, but moist soil or compost.

Possible Situation:

This slow growing shrub is ideal for small town gardens or even rock gardens

Resilience:

Half-hardy

Habit:

Bushy

Height x Spread / Trail:

100 x 100 cm

Features:

Typical Season:

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Flower Colour:

pink

Foliage Colour:

Red

Flowering Time:

April - May

Planting Recommendations:

Rockery

Prefers:

Full Sun

Part Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

Can survive winter in very well protected situations, especially if sheltered from hard frosts.

Plant Care:

Too much shade will reduce flowering.

Cultural Information

Family:

HAMAMELIDACEAE

Genus:

Loropetalum

Species:

chinensis

Cultivar:

Fire Dance

Category:

Shrub

Recommended Pot Sizes:

3Ltr+

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

52 weeks over Winter

30 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)

Recommended pH:

4.5 to 5.0

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Cool crop 4 -12C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

April - June

Recommended Sales Window:

May - November

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:47/17
Qty:107

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Common Diseases:

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.