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Can you identify this shrub?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by yz250fpilot, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. yz250fpilot

    yz250fpilot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    Does anyone know what this is? It has the blooms only in the spring.



  2. yz250fpilot

    yz250fpilot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    The blooms seem to last at least a month.
  3. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    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.
  4. bayoulawn

    bayoulawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    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.
  5. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    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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  6. bayoulawn

    bayoulawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Congratulations on your milestone.
  7. josh84

    josh84 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    loropatalum burgandy
  8. yz250fpilot

    yz250fpilot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    Thanks a bunch guys!
  9. mjensen

    mjensen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    all star.. what is Taylor's?
  10. Hodge

    Hodge LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    Oleander? The sp is consideraly different in SC...


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