Purple Flowering Bush

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Date Photo Taken: 3/26.10
Location: Roswell, GA off Pine Grove Rd.
Posted By: witmiller

Notes:

I live in Roswell, GA and there is a beautiful purplish flowering bush that is just everywhere these days. It reminds me of the azalea family but I do not believe it is an azalea. What is it?

COMMENTS

  1. Lyle Unregistered says:

    This is a Purple Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum). It is an evergreen shrub that, with most varieties, has great purple foliage. In spring, it has the bright pink blooms that you see in the photo. There are many varieties now available, so it would be difficult to ID the exact one you have.

    March 27th, 2011 at 3:15 pm
  2. Margaret Gore Unregistered says:

    How do I get Kill Wisteria?

    March 29th, 2011 at 7:29 pm
  3. Doug Unregistered says:

    I think Lyle is correct and it’s common name is Chinese Fringe Flower.

    April 4th, 2011 at 4:01 pm
  4. Pat Unregistered says:

    I’ve read that it’s a cousin to our native witch hazel…I can see the resemblance in the blooms.

    April 4th, 2011 at 5:50 pm
  5. Cynthia Unregistered says:

    Chinese Fringe LORAPETALUM. They are beautiful and grow rather quickly!

    April 5th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

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