Can anyone help identify this shrub?

megret7May 1, 2012

I'm in Zone 7.

While re-doing our front landscaping, we were talked into this shrub instead of the Hawthorne, which is experiencing widespread disease in this area. Was told this was similar in size/look.

The leaves are dark red to brown with green at times (depending on season). They bloom twice a year -- once in fall, once in early spring -- blooms are dark pink/magenta and are spindly/feathery looking.

Does anyone know what they may be?

(Please let me know if link to this photo album does not work:)

http://s1158.photobucket.com/albums/p610/gatory/?start=all

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

when you are at PBucket.. point at the pic.. go down to the HTML.. right click and copy it..

then paste it right where you type ...

on preview.. if you see the pic.. we will see the pic

ken

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:50AM
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megret7

Sure thing!
Here are the pics:

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 11:32AM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

Loropetalum - there are tons of different varieties with purple leaves. Flower color will narrow it down. They are members of the Hamamelidaceae (witch hazel family) which you can see in the flower shape.
Nice shrub.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 11:59AM
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megret7

Yes! That's it! Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 12:09PM
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