While in my back yard, doing some “yard-work”, I noticed that a couple of little leaves on some of our “blush bushes” had changed color. I rather liked the way they had changed so quickly grabbed my camera and took a few shots.
Although we call this bush a “blush bush” it is really a loropetalum. Loropetalum (lor-o-peta-lum) may be hard to say, but it sure is a pleasure to grow. This large, handsome shrub is a native of China and Japan, but it seems to be pretty happy growing here in the Southern states. Gardeners who want to avoid trying to pronounce loropetalum may simply call it by its common name, Chinese witch hazel or Chinese fringe or do like I do and call it a “blush bush”.