Loropetalum

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    Loropetalum @ Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens
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    Loropetalum @ Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens
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    Loropetalum @ Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Basic information

Flower Name
Loropetalum
Formal Name
Loropetalum chinense
Alias
Habitat
Japan, China and India
Morph
Cold-resistant Evergreen mature trees

Comment

What is Loropetalum

Loropetalum or Tokiwamansaku (Scientific name: Loropetalum chinense) is native to Japan, China and India, and is a cold-resistant evergreen medium to high tree of the family Hamamelidaceae.
In spring, it blooms a shiny white color like a thin string resembling a vinyl. It is used for garden trees and hedges as it is resistant to cutting.
There are Chinese witch hazel(Shina mansaku) that blooms a yellow flower in the same genus, and Chinese fringe flower(Akabana mansaku) that blooms a red flower in a variation.

General name:Loropetalum or Tokiwamansak , Scientific name: Loropetalum chinense, :Habitat distribution: Japan-China-India, tree height: 200-400 cm, flowering period: April-May, flower color: white.

Detailed information

Order
Saxifragales
Family
Hamamelidaceae
Genus
Loropetalum
Species
L. chinense
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
Cross
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Garden
Color
White
Season
AprMay
Height
200 ~ 400 [cm]
Diameter
 ~

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