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Jazz Hands® Variegated Chinese Fringeflower

Loropetalum chinense 'Irodori'

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Jazz Hands Variegated Chinese Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Irodori') at Walton's Garden Center

Jazz Hands® Variegated Chinese Fringeflower foliage

Jazz Hands® Variegated Chinese Fringeflower foliage

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7a

Other Names:  Chinese Fringe Flower, Chinese Witch Hazel

Group/Class:  Jazz Hands Series

Brand:  Proven Winners


A spectacular, spring-blooming shrub with electric, deep pink strap-like flowers covering the plant in spring, dramatic deep maroon foliage is splashed with white and pink, providing a great show the rest of the season; easy to grow and maintain

Ornamental Features

Jazz Hands® Variegated Chinese Fringeflower is draped in stunning fragrant hot pink strap-like flowers along the branches in early spring. It has attractive white-variegated plum purple foliage with hints of hot pink which emerges deep purple in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain plum purple throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Jazz Hands® Variegated Chinese Fringeflower is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Jazz Hands® Variegated Chinese Fringeflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Jazz Hands® Variegated Chinese Fringeflower will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features