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lepbarnes
Same here--also in zone 7 and I have loropetalum right alongside daylilies and lantana with no problems. They're very drought tolerant and seem to do just fine in full sun.
   
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Linda Wiggins
About five years ago our landscaper planted a fringe tree in our part-sun back yard in central Ohio (zone 6) and it is doing beautifully. The flowers appear in early June and don't last too long, but are lovely and have a wonderful scent.
   
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Audrey
I like mine trained as a small tree
   

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