Sunday, January 10, 2016

Loropetalum chinense/ the Chinese fringe flower

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

1 comment:

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

This is definitely an unusual flower, Ann. We have it growing here too and our visitors always have to take a good look at it.
Many thanks for joining us at Floral Friday Fotos!