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Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense)

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Summary

A broadleaf evergreen shrub occasionally planted in landscaping, and established in the wild at isolated locations in Arkansas and Alabama.

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Habitat

We have little information on this plant's habitat in the U.S., but gardening sites note it prefers moist, acidic soil rich in organic matter, and does best in sites with significant direct sun but protection from afternoon sun.

Faunal Associations

Even in the U.S. this plant seems to support aphids.

Notes

This was the first plant added to our site that is not listed in the USDA PLANTS database.