Chinese Fringe Flower Shrub Plants
Chinese fringe flower plants are ornamental evergreen shrubs that produces delicate fringed blossoms in a variety of colors. Their size is greatly dependent on environment and care, and in optimum growing conditions, they can reach heights of 12 feet (3.6 m) and widths of 5 feet (1.5 m). Many gardeners find them comparable to the witch hazel plant in terms of appearance, with flowers in shades of pink, red, yellow and white. Many gardeners choose the Chinese fringe flower plants because of the ability to regulate its size and the wide variety of colors. Though they’re usually used as shrubs, with regular pruning, the plants can also be grown in pots and beds. When allowed to grow to their maximum height and width, Chinese fringe flower plants are often used as privacy buffers for porches and patios. The plum delight, which was named for its burgundy leaves and branches, is generally considered one of the more popular types of fringe flowers.
The plants prefer warm climates. With some added protection the elements, however, they can survive in colder regions. Chinese fringe flower plants are generally considered easy to grow and do not normally require a great deal of care. Gardeners suggest that spring or early summer are the best times to plant the fringe flower, because heavy frost can kill a new seedling. Chinese fringe flower plants generally need at least partial sunlight to come to full bloom, so it is usually best not to plant them in the shade. To avoid over-crowding, it might be advisable for gardeners to keep in mind the desired width and height of the full-grown plants when choosing planting locations. The plants normally do better in dry, rocky soils.