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Can anyone help identify this shrub?

Posted by megret7 7 (My Page) on
Tue, May 1, 12 at 10:43

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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RE: Can anyone help identify this shrub?

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


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RE: Can anyone help identify this shrub?

Sure thing!
Here are the pics:
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RE: Can anyone help identify this shrub?

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.


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RE: Can anyone help identify this shrub?

Yes! That's it! Thanks!


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