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Plum Delight

Loropetalum chinense

Description:

The plant itself has leaves that are maroon in color. The flowers are bright pink and stringy. The flower itself can be a few inches in diameter, with each of the petals about a couple inches long.

Habitat:

Texas Region.


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5 Comments

AnnaWhipkey
AnnaWhipkey 2 years ago

This plant is in the witch hazel family, you can see the resemblance in the flowers.

Tamir
Tamir 2 years ago

Occasionally I do, but I think thats mostly from people planting them here, and the seeds spreading around. I dont think this is one of those plants that are found naturally in the wild in Texas.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years ago

And do you see them outside your garden, wild in Texas?

Tamir
Tamir 2 years ago

haha, thats because this is planted in my yard. However, these are habitable to the entire South of the USA (USDA Zones 7A-10A). Theyre original native to China in the Hunan province.

http://www.absolutewonder.com/loropetalu...

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years ago

Awesome color! Don't remember these from my days in Denton...

Denton City Limits, Texas, USA

Lat: 33.21, Long: -97.13

Spotted on Mar 25, 2011
Submitted on Feb 3, 2012

Spotted for mission

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