Razzleberri Fringeflower is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Razzleberri Fringeflower is recommended for the following landscape applications:
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Razzleberri Fringeflower features showy fragrant cherry red strap-like flowers along the branches in early spring. It has attractive burgundy-tipped olive green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain olive green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Planting & Growing
Razzleberri Fringeflower will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.