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Chinese fringe flower
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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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Water

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

  • February
    • Water

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

  • March
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • Water

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

    • 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • Water

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

    • Mulch

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

    • 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • Fertilize

        Feed with an acidic fertilizer once after spring bloom.

    • Water

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

    • Mulch

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

    • 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
    • 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.

    • Fertilize

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

    • Water

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

    • Mulch

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

    • 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
    • Water

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

    • Mulch

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

  • August
    • Water

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

    • Mulch

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

  • September
    • Water

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

    • Prune

        Prune to shape.

    • Mulch

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

  • October
    • 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.

    • Water

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

    • Prune

        Prune to shape if not done last month.

    • 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
    • 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.

    • Water

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

    • 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
    • Water

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

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • 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!

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • 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?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • 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.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

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

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • 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?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • 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?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • 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?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • 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.

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Pest/Disease Inspection

                What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Treat for Pest/Disease

                  How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • 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?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • 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.

                  • Propagate

                    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • Harvest

                      When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

                      •  Jan
                      •  Feb
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                      •  May
                      •  Jun
                      •  Jul
                      •  Aug
                      •  Sep
                      •  Oct
                      •  Nov
                      •  Dec
                      • Special requirements

                        Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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                        •  Jun
                        •  Jul
                        •  Aug
                        •  Sep
                        •  Oct
                        •  Nov
                        •  Dec

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