Schedule Change

On Friday, September 19, the U.S. Botanic Garden's outdoor National Garden will close early at 5 p.m. It will reopen for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

Fringe flower

Loropetalum chinenese
Plant Botanical Name: 
Loropetalum chinenese
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
'Red Form'
USBG Plant Location: 
Bartholdi Park
Sunlight: 
Sun to part shade
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
Medium

This red-flowered evergreen shrub is a wonderful garden addition to a sunny spot in the border or as an accent plant, and is hardy to Zone 7. Growing up to 10 feet, it responds well to heavy pruning. The leaves emerge as darker burgundy and green, and it blooms profusely in the spring and then sporadically.