Lorapetalum 'Sizzling Pink'
Hi! I've just acquired a pair of Lorapetalum chinense 'Sizzling Pink' evergreen shrubs (aka Chinese Fringe Flower) and I've read that they can grow quite large (and fast!), so I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience growing one in a big planter/pot to try and keep it under 5' tall. I'd like to use them to shade the feet of my evergreen clematises that climb a south-facing wall and I'd rather not block out the clematises entirely! I know that fringe flower can be pruned, but I'd like to try and avoid that. I do enjoy pruning, but I'd like to allow these plants to grow into a nice, natural shape without having to shear them down every year. All advice, thoughts and opinions are welcome. Thanks!