Friday, September 26, 2014

Loropetalum chinense

Loropetalum chinense is commonly known as the Chinese fringe flower. Two forms of L. chinense exist; a white- (to pale-yellow-) flowering green-leafed variety and a pink-flowering variety with leaves varying from bronze-red when new to olive-green or burgundy when mature, depending on selection and growing conditions.
They are evergreen with branches forming horizontal layers. The leaves are alternately arranged, ovate up to 5 cm long by 3.5 cm wide, and have a slightly abrasive feel.

Loropetalum-chinensis-rubrum.jpg  wiki photo


Our photos said...

Nice shots!

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

These are very striking flowers, Ann. Nice shots.
Thank you for participating in the Floral Friday Fotos meme and hope to see you continuing to contribute.