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Plant Care Instructions By Julie Bawden-Davis

Commonly known as Chinese fringe flower, this evergreen shrub is native to China and Japan. It grows 6 to 8 feet high and produces light green leaves and greenish white fringed flowers. Bloom is heaviest in spring, but the plant will bloom sporadically throughout the year.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones : 10a, 10b
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Water

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.
    February
    1. Water

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.
    March
    1. Buy

    Buy when most likely to be in bloom so you can choose the flower color.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.
    3. Water

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.
    4. Transplant

    Transplant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy when most likely to be in bloom so you can choose the flower color.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.
    3. Water

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.
    4. Mulch

    Apply a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to keep roots cool and soil moisture even.
    5. Transplant

    Transplant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.
    May
    1. Buy

    Buy when most likely to be in bloom so you can choose the flower color.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed with an acidic fertilizer once after spring bloom.
    4. Water

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.
    5. Mulch

    Maintain a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to keep roots cool and soil moisture even.
    6. Transplant

    Transplant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.
    June
    1. Plant

    Plant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.
    2. Fertilize

    Feed with an acidic fertilizer once after spring bloom if not done last month.
    3. Water

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.
    4. Mulch

    Maintain a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to keep roots cool and soil moisture even.
    5. Transplant

    Transplant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.
    July
    1. Water

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to keep roots cool and soil moisture even.
    August
    1. Water

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to keep roots cool and soil moisture even.
    September
    1. Water

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.
    2. Prune

    Prune to shape.
    3. Mulch

    Maintain a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to keep roots cool and soil moisture even.
    October
    1. Plant

    Plant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.
    2. Water

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.
    3. Prune

    Prune to shape if not done last month.
    4. Transplant

    Transplant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.
    November
    1. Plant

    Plant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.
    2. Water

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.
    3. Transplant

    Transplant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.
    December
    1. Water

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    March

    Buy when most likely to be in bloom so you can choose the flower color.

    April

    Buy when most likely to be in bloom so you can choose the flower color.

    May

    Buy when most likely to be in bloom so you can choose the flower color.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    March

    Plant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.

    April

    Plant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.

    May

    Plant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.

    June

    Plant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.

    October

    Plant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.

    November

    Plant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    May

    Feed with an acidic fertilizer once after spring bloom.

    June

    Feed with an acidic fertilizer once after spring bloom if not done last month.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.

    February

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.

    March

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.

    April

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.

    May

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.

    June

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.

    July

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.

    August

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.

    September

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.

    October

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.

    November

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.

    December

    Water well when the top 3 inches of soil has dried.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    September

    Prune to shape.

    October

    Prune to shape if not done last month.

    Mulch

    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

    April

    Apply a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to keep roots cool and soil moisture even.

    May

    Maintain a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to keep roots cool and soil moisture even.

    June

    Maintain a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to keep roots cool and soil moisture even.

    July

    Maintain a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to keep roots cool and soil moisture even.

    August

    Maintain a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to keep roots cool and soil moisture even.

    September

    Maintain a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch to keep roots cool and soil moisture even.

    Transplant

    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

    March

    Transplant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.

    April

    Transplant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.

    May

    Transplant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.

    June

    Transplant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.

    October

    Transplant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.

    November

    Transplant in a part-sun location (eastern exposure is ideal). Locate in a well-draining location with rich soil. If the soil is not well-draining, or if it low in organic matter, mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of homemade or bagged compost prior to planting.

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