The U.S. National Arboretum has been an active member of the North America China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC) since its first expedition in 1991. These trips have contributed to knowledge about the taxonomy and botany of Chinese plants as well as helped to conserve rare species and broadened the base of plants available for use in U.S. landscapes (Aiello and Dosmann, 2010). We describe a new cultivar of Loropetalum chinense, or Chinese fringe flower, a selection originating from seed collected during a 1994 NACPEC trip.
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