Loropetalum chinensis f. rubrum Fire Dance (Chinese Fringe Flower)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
- Suitable for cut flowers
Evergreen, bushy mound with purple foliage. Sweetly scented pink witch-hazel-like flowers from February to April. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Frost hardy. Grow in part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained, humus rich soil. Best if given shelter from cold or winter protection. Good for cutting, containers or front of border.
Schisandra grandiflora var. rubriflora (Magnolia Vine)
- Usually Flowers : March, April
Deciduous, twinning climber with dark green lanceolate leaves. Clusters of vivid, bright red flowers. March to April. Ht.10mt.(30ft.). Pendant clusters of scarlet fruit on female plants after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold. Good for walls, fences or sheds.