Early in bloom this year, Loropetalum adds early color to the garden. The olive or purple leaves add summer color. Rebloom starts in August for fall color. In older landscapes in my area Loropetalum is usually pruned into tight cupcakes or flying saucers in an attempt to contain the graceful branches. When Loropetalum first came into vogue, they were not expected to reach such heights and widths.
Crape myrtle and Loropetalum are
good companions. Pear tree in distance.
Loropetalums on the right are companions to Gene Boerner floribunda roses and
crape myrtles. In the distance is a white species Loropetalum.
A broader view than the top pic. Some loropetalums that outgrew their spaces I've pruned into
tall narrow trees. This one is snuggled up to a crape myrtle near the driveway, a good pairing
because the seasons of bloom are opposite but the colors are similar.
I looked back to see what was on my blog at this time the past two years; almost the same view.