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yz250fpilot
04-07-2004, 09:30 AM
Does anyone know what this is? It has the blooms only in the spring.

http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Apr/2004472450069596176638.jpg

http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Apr/2004474081531664851459.jpg

Thanks!

yz250fpilot
04-07-2004, 09:31 AM
The blooms seem to last at least a month.

allstar
04-07-2004, 09:50 AM
It looks like Nerium(commonly called oleander)which is very popular and grows well around here,in central S.C.However,this starts blooming in the late spring and lasts well into the fall,so I could be wrong.I looked it up in Taylor's and the picture there looks just like the one you posted.

bayoulawn
04-07-2004, 10:22 AM
Loropetalum
Loropetalum chinense

Low shrub with burgundy foliage to about 3 feet tall
Flowers pink
Blooms in spring
Full sun to light shade
Not salt tolerant
Space 3 feet apart

Also called chinese fringe.

ElephantNest
04-07-2004, 10:26 AM
Yup. Loropetalum. Mine flower almost all year, and the leaves are awesome. Green, then orange, then bright red, all the while having the pink flowers. One of my favorite plants personally, and in designs.

That one looks like the Plum Variety.

P.S. Oleander looks nothing like this, it has individual shoots with flowers at the ends, not shrub-like like this one. Think of VERY large vincas. lol


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bayoulawn
04-07-2004, 10:46 AM
Congratulations on your milestone.

josh84
04-07-2004, 11:04 AM
loropatalum burgandy

yz250fpilot
04-07-2004, 02:09 PM
Thanks a bunch guys!

mjensen
04-07-2004, 02:14 PM
all star.. what is Taylor's?

Hodge
04-07-2004, 03:32 PM
Oleander? The sp is consideraly different in SC...