Loropetalum, also known as Chinese Fringe-flower, is our very favorite family of evergreen shrubs. Loropetalum grows well in full sun to partial shade areas. For those needing an evergreen privacy screen in a shady area, Loropetalum might be the best choice. There is a Loropetalum variety & size for every landscape need. Loropetalum “Zhuzhou” grows 10′ – 12′ tall and around 8′ – 10′ wide. Prune lightly to create more density or form a small tree by removing lower branches. “Ruby” Loropetalum is too small for a privacy screen but makes a beautiful hedge or focal point. On both “Ruby” & “Zhuzhou”, the ruby-purplish foliage contrasts wonderfully with more conventional green shrubs & trees.