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Jazz Hands Variegated® Chinese fringe-flower Loropetalum chinense

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
6' 4' 1.8m 1.2m
Height: 4' - 6'
Spread: 4'
Height: 1.2m - 1.8m
Spread: 1.2m
  • Details

    48 - 72 Inches
    48 - 60 Inches
    48 - 48 Inches
    1.2m - 1.8m
    1.2m - 1.5m


    Jazz Hands Loropetalum are strong growing varieties with outstanding form, flowers and foliage.

    Jazz Hands Variegated is the first ever variegated loropetalum; its new growth is splashed with pink and white variegation, while mature foliage is a rich purple color. This distinctive plant may be used as a specimen or a hedging plant. Winner of Retailer's Choice Award, SNA Show, 2015. 

    Jazz Hands Variegated Chinese fringe-flower is featured in our "Impressionist" magazine ad.

    Growing guide: Loropetalum

    Foliage Interest


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 72 Inches 1.2m - 1.8m
    48 - 60 Inches 1.2m - 1.5m
    48 Inches 1.2m
    Flower Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    New growth is splashed with pink and white. Mature foliage is purple.
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Border Plant
    Mass Planting
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Specimen plant,hedging

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Best in moist, well-drained, acidic soil. Fertilize in spring. Pruning is seldom needed, but may be shaped after flowering. Extra mulch around the base may be helpful in cooler climates.

    Jazz Hands Variegated® Loropetalum chinense 'Irodori' USPP 27,713
  • 24 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I too am very disappointed. I bought one plant for its beatiful colors, and for.the first summer, it nicely complemented the adjacent green and green/white shrubs. But this year, the plant is a dull purple. It looks dreary and depresses me every time I go out my front door. Proven Winners should advise all buyers about what, if anything, we can do to revive the original pretty colors. Or guide us to a different variegated evergreen.

      Carol G. Schneider
      , District Of Columbia
      , United States
      , 47 weeks ago
    • Bought these for the beautiful variegated leaves. Many fell off during the winter but wasn't too worried about that Leaves came back this spring but all were purple No variegated , Very dissapointed

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Like everyone else, mine are solid purple. They are healthy and happy, but I bought them because I wanted the variegated coloring. Very disappointed. I will do some research to see if I can add anything to the soil to bring the colors back.

      , South Carolina
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I love this plant! As other reviewers noted the first 2-3 yrs were questionable. But we stayed the course and I now have a well established variegated plant. DON’t give up!!! It takes about 3 yrs for plants to get established

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I’m in zone 7 and we had a very mild winter, however, none of the plants survived. They dried up, apparently. While the coral bells, roses and others I bought with these are growing new leaves and flowering.

      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Bought this plant as a low filler for others. All are in pots. Didn't know what it was until I received a Gardening Simplified catalog. It has survived nicely and bloomed for 2 years. I live in zone 10B. I am always amazed when a new plant (to me) survives the south Florida climate. It is in part sun in summer and full sun in winter.

      Marsha Cold
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • I saw this at my local nursery and IMMEDIATELY fell in love! The variegation on it was simply stunning. I got 4 of these to go in my front yard garden. They held on to their color all year last year. They held onto most of their leaves through our mild winter. I was looking forward to a vibrant come back in spring but that was not what happened. Existing leaves turned purple but not even a pretty dark purple. More like a muddy purple color. The NEW GROWTH is solid purple. NO VARIEGATION AT ALL! I would keep them in the front if they were at least an attractive purple but they just look dull. That's not to say that they're not healthy. These are very happy plants. They've actually doubled in size and have densely leafed out. I'm going to try one last time to coax some variegation out by pruning a bit but I'm not holding my breath since the new growth that's already come out is solid purple. If you want a healthy plant, go for it. If you're wanting variegation, move on to another choice.

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • So beautiful when I bought them, the varigation is what drew me to them. Salesman never mentioned that the non-purple colors only show up on new growth, and mature leaves are ONLY purple. Of four purchased, two are moderately healthy, two look like they are dying, And this is after careful soil analysis, amendments, recommended watering, proper exposure to the sun. A big disappointment.

      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • After one rain two of the plants fell over and collapsed out of the root ball. I personally do not think they are strong enough to be sold yet. The smaller Jazz Hands are just way too delicate. I will be returning these and going with something else. Oh well.

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • The plant was beautifully variegated last summer and fall. It survived the winter well, but all new growth is purple. Not a single new leaf is variegated. What a disappointment!

      Sylvia Trelles
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
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