Red Diamond™ Midsize

Red Diamond™

Loropetalum chinense 'Shang-Red'

This new, compact loropetalum has the reddest blooms of all cultivars. Dark burgundy foliage retains its color throughout the year. Great for specimen planting, mass plantings and borders.

Sunset Zones

4-5 (with protection) 6-9,14-24

USDA Zones

0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–10

Red Diamond™ Features

Plant Dimensions

6' H x 6' W

Landscape Use

Border, Container, Garden Bed, Hedge, Mass planting, Slope

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Part sun to shade

Special Feature

Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Reblooming, Water-wise, Year-Round Interest


Deep, vivid red blooms late winter to early spring and sporadically summer and fall

Flowering Season

Spring, Fall

Red Diamond™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Feed with acid fertilizer after bloom


None needed; prune as desired after spring bloom


Prefers neutral to acidic

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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