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The leaves are small and oval.

Feb 18, These low-maintenance shrubs have a compact size that requires very little pruning. Unlike other loropetalums, Purple Pixie Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum grows only 1- to 2-feet tall by 4- to 5-feet wide.

Even Purple Diamond Semi-dwarf Loropetalum is more manageable than standard loropetalums, which can swallow your house without pruning. The compact Purple Diamond Loropetalum Author: Kim Toscano. May 17, Loropetalum Pruning Tips Loropetalum plants generally range from 10 to 15 feet ( m.) high, with a similar width, but they can get much taller. Specimens have reached 35 feet ( m.) tall over years.

If you want to keep your loropetalum a specific size, you’ll need to trim Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. 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.

None require pruning however all respond very well to almost any amount of it for shaping purposes, formal hedges, tree forming, or reducing size or to rejuvenate old plants.

Cut broken branches back to a point a couple inches or so beyond the break. Mar 05, Less commonly found in Florida is Loropetalum chinense var. chinense, which has green foliage and produces a white flower. 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.

Loropetalum, commonly known as Chinese fringe bush, brighten borders and hedges with spring flowers and lush green foliage. In some settings the Chinese fringe bush requires little pruning, as its.

Loropetalum is a fast-growing shrub that takes very well to pruning. It can even be sheared into a formal hedge or trained flat against a wall.

You can cut it back as far as needed. However, now is not the time, because it sets flower buds in summer. If you trim it now, you won't get any blooms in late winter and early spring. 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. Loropetalum Pruning These low maintenance shrubs generally require no pruning except to maintain the desired size.

Dark purple loropetalums shrubs are pretty in clusters, in informal hedges, or limbed up to form small trees.

You can even prune your shrub into a loropetalum tree form if you wish. If you are going to do a major trim, the best time to prune loropetalums is after they are done flowering in spring so you do not cut off any forming flower buds.

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