Saturday, October 3, 2009
Gardening World - Fringe Flower / Purple Magesty (鸿运当头)
Back to the plant, I was brought to notice a huge bonsai plant of this at a friend's house recently. Never noticed I have some at home too... the leaves are purplish, and its flowers are tiny pinkish. Perfectly matches me... ahem!
And so, I did some study and searched for its scientific name, its called Loropetalum chinense. It origins from southern China and Japan. No wonder it has an autumn look! Just love to be in Japan, with the cooling weather walking around the parks. The plant is evergreen shrub, up to 6 feet tall (1.8 m), 5 feet wide (1.5 m) or more; alternate oval leaves, oval, 1 to 2 inches long (2.5-5 cm) and about 1 inch wide (2.5 cm).
For more information, you could find it here and here.