Cerise Charm Loropetalum
One thing we know we can count on in the south, it’s going to get hot. Today we are looking at a drought tolerant plant that will add rich color and charm to your landscape. Cerise Charm is a truly compact dwarf loropetalum that boasts intense burgundy-purple foliage year-round. Even in the unforgiving heat of the southeast, it keeps its color all summer long. The hot pink fringe flowers in the spring are a stunning contrast to the foliage. After flowering, bright reddish maroon new leaves emerge that deepen in color to a dark plum as they mature. It forms a dense mound 2 to 3 feet high and wide. Little pruning is needed other than what is necessary to maintain size and shape. This drought-tolerant and low-maintenance shrub is sure to provide rich color and beauty in the sunny or partly shady landscape! It generally produces the best flowers and leaf colors in sunnier locations. Cerise charm is also known for being deer resistant. This shrub has many versatile uses and looks great in containers as well as the landscape. If you are looking for a shrub that will provide you color all year long, Cerise Charm Loropetalum is a great choice. I’m horticulturist Eddie Smith and I’ll see you next time on Southern Gardening.