I thought I would share a little color today in the form of one of my favorite landscaping plants -- Loropetalum. Although Loropetalum plants bloom off and on during the spring and summer months, this is the time of year when they are at their peak, treating us to bright and showy fuchsia blooms.
Loropetalum is also called "Fringe Flower," because its delicate flowers are somewhat spidery in appearance.
Plants may grown up to four or five feet at maturity and about the same width, but size can be controlled with simple pruning.
If you live in the Deep South, you can probably find Loropetalum plants now at your local nursery, or somewhere like Home Depot or Lowe's. They are an excellent choice to be used as foundation plants, in containers, or as borders, and have the most attractive leaf color when planted in a sunny location, with well-drained soil.