what is blooming here?

sweetwm007(6 b)April 5, 2010

caught this in ningbo. they are all over the place.

william

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helenh(z6 SW MO)

Those are pretty. It looks like they are at about the same stage of spring as here. That shrub that I saw in your album was nice. It looks like loropetalum.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2010 at 9:17PM
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sweetwm007(6 b)

helen- are you talking about this? don't have a clue as to what kind of shrub.

william

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 12:52AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

What zone are you in William?
I was going to ask about that photo too (in pots). Those are very pretty.
Also the bright pink hedge. Maybe you can get some close-ups and post in the Name That Plant forum.
It's a shame you can't pack a box full of rooted cuttings to bring back.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 7:08AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Ok Helen - I think you're right. I think the pink tree in the pot and the hedge are both loropetalums. I don't know what's in the top photo though.
I wonder if you could grow loropetalum in the Ozarks. I was reading about them and found that a couple of dark leafed varieties are supposed to be hardier; 'Plum Delight' and 'Zhuzhou Fuchsia'.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 7:55AM
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sweetwm007(6 b)

the first picture is ornamental pear and peach trees.
the plant in the pot is completely different then the hedge.

i am currently in the twilight zone. i don't have a clue!

william

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 8:45PM
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sweetwm007(6 b)

is this the hedge you are talking about?

william

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 10:00PM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

That is the one I thought looked like loropetalum. Christie I have seen them sold here but that means nothing. I think they are beautiful but they aren't cheap and I think they may not make it through our winter.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 12:04AM
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sweetwm007(6 b)

i think we are at 36 degree latitude [here] and i think we are at 39 in ar. i think they will make it if they are mulched. they also let them grow into shrubs and i will try to find some and take a pic.

william

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 7:40AM
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gldno1

I don't have a clue, but they are beautiful.

Many of our plants we grow here are natives from China. I have Old Blush/Parsons Rose, rosa chinensis that is a native of central China. Anything that has chinensis in the name came from China. I wonder if they every import any of our plants?????

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 9:12AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

When I enlarge the photos, they both have similar fringy looking flowers.
Winters must be warmer there. I think I remember seeing a light pink flowered loropetalum when we visited the botanical gardens in Atlanta Georgia.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 11:02AM
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