Chinese Witch Hazel (Loropetalum chinense)

Photo by Gayla Trail  All Rights Reserved

Also commonly known as Chinese Fringe Flower. This particular plant was growing up against the wall of the little cottage we stayed in while in Austin. It’s very pretty, and the color of both the flowers and foliage is just stunning; however, it lacks the fragrant scent of common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) flowers.

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Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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7 thoughts on “Chinese Witch Hazel (Loropetalum chinense)

  1. there’s also a white loropetalum with creamy blooms – more subtle than the pink cultivars, but gorgeous! it grows to small tree size and tolerates quite a bit of shade in NC.

  2. I love the black background. It really brings out the flower’s hues.
    Photoshop is a wonderful tool.

    The GIMP, being Open Source, is even better. ;-)

  3. So that’s what that bush is called! We have them all over the place here as well, used in landscaping to create privacy hedges. Just picked some for a vase at work in fact.

    Gorgeous photo!

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