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Jazz Hands Variegated® Chinese fringe-flower Loropetalum chinense

(12 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
72" 48"
Height
48 - 72"
Spread
48"
  • Details

    Features

    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. 

    Foliage Interest

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 72 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Shade: 
    New growth is splashed with pink and white. Mature foliage is purple.
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    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
  • 12 Reviews

    • 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.

      Kathryn
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 5 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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.

      Susan
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 8 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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.

      Joey
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 9 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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
      , 10 weeks ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • I bought this one because it was variegated and would complement nicely the purple Petaluma that I had already planted. However, it is no longer variegated; the description says that new growth comes in variegated and matures to purple but the new growth came in purple and has stayed that way. Mine are growing, just no variegation to them at all anymore. Don’t think I would go with this again.

      Glen Singer
      , South Carolina
      , United States
      , 11 weeks ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • Did not survive the winter. I was very disappointed it was not a more durable shrub.

      Julie Powley
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 14 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I bought these as foundation plants and I am loving them, started off with 6 in June (the did need extra attention to get established) but they are beautiful. I went to buy 4 more yesterday.

      Brandy Hoppe
      , South Carolina
      , United States
      , 44 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • LOVE this Loropetalum! out of the 6 varieties I planted last fall- all 10 did GREAT while the other varieties were beat up or died in our colder than normal zone 7 winter of 2018 in NC. When it turns in late summer the whole plant looks like flowers from a distance - so wonderful and unexpected!

      margot debarmore
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I bought this because of the beautiful variegated foliage. In my second year with this plant and the foliage is no longer variegated. It is not even a pretty purple. I will not repurchase and I would not recommend.

      Mariann Reid
      , 1 year ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I bought two of these two years ago. The plants leaves die during the winter. In the spring, one plant still more than half brown leaves and some new growth. They other plant died. I have never seen any fringe. At $40 per plant, these were a waste of money.

      Laurie
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
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