Loropetalum, witch-hazel’s cousin

There is a lovely large shrub now in riotous bloom along the edge of our driveway. Although the blooms look like witch-hazel, the shrub actually is a loropetalum.  It has been described as a “cousin” of witch-hazel and is sometimes called Chinese Witch-Hazel or Chinese Fringe Flower.

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“Colors are the smiles of nature.”  (Leigh Hunt)

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  1. arlene says:

    Wow, these are just lovely 🙂

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    1. Many thanks! I just love the color!

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  2. They look like bursting fireworks!

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    1. They do, don’t they? But they don’t last long.

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  3. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    Riotous joy & a new one on me – Happy Easter

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    1. They are native to China. They grow here in the southern U.S., and I found a website that said they also grow well in the southern UK.

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  4. sharmaved says:

    Wow..

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  5. AmyRose🌹 says:

    WOW!!! These look like they would glow in the dark!!! Way cool!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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    1. They do look like they would glow in the dark. I love them!

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