Hamamelidaceae (witch hazel family) Loropetalum

Loropetalum chinense loropetalum

China, Japan

Shrub, spreading and arching to 5 feet tall. Clusters of 4 to 8 fringe-like small flowers at branch tips each with 4 narrow, twisted petals. Cultivars with purplish foliage and pink to purple flowers are mostly seen on campus.

Stauffer courtyard; New Guinea Garden; Escondido Rd. at Galvez Mall; Crothers Hall; Lokey Bldg.

Illustrations: pink flowers | white flowers.

Related material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet. List No.12, p.2.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the main text of this entry ca. 2005.