Monday, December 14, 2015

Loropetalum chinense

Loropetalum chinense is a shrub plant from the Plant Family Hamamelidaceae  (Order: Saxifragales).

The leaves are small  and dark purple n colour with an html colour code of  #4d004c.

The flowers are also small but unique, in that the petals are elongated  narrow rectangles.  When the plant blooms, the whole may be covered with flowers.

The plants are often grown as bonsai.

The above picture was taken in Malaysia, while the three pictures below
were taken from Nagoya, Japan.

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