Shrubs: Exotic

Most of the plants listed here are sold in 18cm pots or 4L bags. Where container sizes differ this is noted on the plant description.  Our plant descriptions are based on our own research and observations, and we are always happy to receive additional comments - or corrections! Please feel free to email us at leone@petalfaire.co.za .

Buddleja - Black Knight

Common name: Purple butterfly bush

Description: A fast growing exotic shrub with arching shoots and lance shaped leaves. Sprays of small yellow eyed purple flowers. Attract butterflies.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Caryopteris incana

Common name: Blue spirea

Description: A gorgeous bushy rounded shrub toothed oblong greyish leaves. Clusters of pale blue flowers from sum - aut. Stem leaves and flowers aromatic. Attract bees butterflies and insects. Waterwise. One of those plants that always excites me.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Castanospernum australe

Common name: Australian chestnut

Description: An attractive exotic tree with pinnate leaves. Sprays of red and orange flowers in summer followed by HUGE seed pods.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Catalpa bignoniodes

Common name: Indian bean tree

Description: An attractive upright exotic tree with large heart shaped lime green leaves. Panicles of white spotted trumpet shaped flowers in summer
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Cerastostigma willmottianum

Common name: Chinese plumbago

Description: Rounded exotic shrublet with slender bristly leaves. Clusters of dark blue flowers in summer.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Cistus - Pink pearl

Common name: Rock rose - Pink pearl

Description: Compact mound forming exotic shrub with grey green wavy edged leaves. Cup shaped single pale pink flowers. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Cistus x agularii

Common name:

Description: RARE rounded Mediterranean shrub with oval crinkled leaves and large yellow stamened white flowers. Attracts butterflies.
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Cistus x pulverulentus

Common name: Magenta rock rose

Description: A bushy compact shrub with oval crinkled edged dark green leaves and saucer shaped rosy flowers. Waterwise.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Clerodendrum nutans

Common name: Bridal veil clerodendrum

Description: NEW! A lush shrub with tapered glossy green leaves and cascading sprays of scented white flowers. Hardy to -5 degrees.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Clerodendrum schweinfurthii

Common name: Gurke clerodendrum

Description: Very rare fast growing African shrub / trailer with bright leaves, unusual blue-black fruits and clusters of scented white flowers.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Colquhounia coccinea

Common name: Himalayan mint shrub

Description: An upright exotic shrub with grey lance shaped toothed furry scented leaves. Orange red flowers from summer - autumn.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Correa alba

Common name: Australian fuchsia

Description: A dense rounded shrub with rounded dark green leaves with finely gold tinted hairs underneath. Leaves also appear to have a strong brownish gold edge. Star shaped waxy white flowers from summer to autumn. Drought and salt-spray resistant! Birds and insects
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Cydonia oblonga

Common name: Portugal Quince tree

Description: An attractive exotic fruit tree with rounded grey leaves and large white flowers in spring, followed by pear shaped orange fruit. Brought to England in the early 17th Century. Great tree to espalier.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Cyphomandra betacea

Common name: Tree tomato

Description: A single trunked exotic tree with shallow roots with heart shaped leaves. Edible tomato type fruits in summer. Prolific bearer; attracts insects.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Deutzia scabra - Flore pleno

Common name: Fuzzy deutzia

Description: An upright exotic shrub with arching branches and lance shaped leaves. Pendant clusters of star shaped double white flowers with pink tinge. Prune after flowering.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Durante repens - Geisha girl

Common name: Skyflower - Geisha girl

Description: A stunning cascading exotic shrub with white edged purple flowers. Shape and size as you like it.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Euphorbia wulfenii

Common name:

Description: A well-shaped shrub with purplish stems and grey green leaves, yellow green florets and nectar glands. Attracts butterflies and birds.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Hydrangea quercifolia

Common name: Oak leafed hydrangea

Description: A large shrub with large, bold, deeply lobed leaves. Conical flower heads of creamy white flowers. These last well into the autumn with the sterile flowers becoming pink to bronze with age. The foliage turns a rich bronze-red to purple in autumn. Small plants
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Iochroma fuchsiodes

Common name: Red Iochroma

Description: A fast growing exotic shrub with soft hairy grey green leaves. Trusses of tubular red flowers in summer and autumn. RARE
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Justicia aurea

Common name: Yellow jacobinia

Description: A upright branched shrub with robust stems with huge mid green leaves. Sprays of tubular yellow flowers. Attracts bees and butterflies. Hardy to -6 degrees. Cut back in early spring.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Strobilanthes dyerianus

Common name: Persian shield

Description: A soft stemmed exotic shrub. Thick quilted purple leaves with iridescent silver overlay and pale blue flower spikes in autumn. Good indoor plant. Not suitable for cold areas.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Fuchsia arborescens

Common name: Tree fuchsia

Description: A fast growing shrub with lance shaped bright green leaves. Panicles of small rose to magenta flowers are followed by edible purple seeds / berries. Plants still very small.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Fuchsia boliviana

Common name: Bolivian Fuchsia

Description: Large tree-sized exotic shrub with long narrow elliptical hairy leaves and clusters of tubular white and red flowers. A cool climate plant.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Galphimia glauca

Common name: Golden thyrallis

Description: A must-have shrub. Gorgeous rounded exotic shrub with neat glossy foliage. Clusters of yellow flowers in summer. Good autumn foliage.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Heimia salicifolia

Common name: Sinicuichi, Elixir of the Sun

Description: A bushy exotic shrub with woody stems and narrow dark green leaves. Frilly yellow flowers tucked between the leaves in summer. Medicinal. One of my favourite plants in the garden.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Holmskioldia sanguinea

Common name: Orange Chinese hat plant

Description: A upright shrub with arching stems and slender pointed ovate leaves and clusters of orange saucer-shaped flowers. Attracts butterflies.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Indigofera decora

Common name: Chinese indigo

Description: A suckering exotic shrub with compound dark green leaves and wisteria type flowers. Likes acid soil.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Iochroma cyaneum

Common name: Violet churcu

Description: Fast growing exotic shrub. Lax branches with large leaves. Narrow dark purple trumpet shaped flared flowers in summer and autumn
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Iochroma grandiflora

Common name: Giant iochroma

Description: Rare exotic shrub, lax branches with large leaves, clusters of long blue flowers from spring - autumn.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Jasminum bignonianceum

Common name: Indian jasmine

Description: An upright bushy exotic shrub with narrow bright green leaves. Scented small tubular yellow flowers all year.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Justicia carnea

Common name: Brazilian plume flower

Description: An upright exotic shrub with robust stems and large leaves. Plumes of tubular dark pink flowers. Prune back hard in spring.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Loropetalum chinense alba

Common name: Fringe flower

Description: A gorgeous cascading exotic shrub for planting over a retaining wall or in a container. Fluffy cream flowers mainly in spring. 18cm pots
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Loropetalum chinense pink

Common name: Chinese fringe flower

Description: A gorgeous cascading exotic shrub with fluffy spider like cerise flowers from spring to autumn. Plant over a retaining wall or in container. 18cm pots
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Murraya koenigii

Common name: Curry leaf tree

Description: An upright exotic tree with long oblong ark green leaves. Scented flowers in spring, then berries. Culinary and medicinal uses.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Osmanthus fragrans

Common name: Fragrant olive

Description: Rare upright exotic shrub with lance shaped leathery leaves. Clusters of scented VERY SMALL white flowers from aut - spr.
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R350.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Philadelphus coronarius

Common name: Mock orange

Description: A fast growing upright exotic shrub with bell shaped scented white flowers in summer. Lovely as specimen plant or in a border. Waterwise. 5l bags
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Phlomis fruticosa

Common name: Jerusalem sage

Description: An upright Mediterranean shrub with lovely crinkled grey leaves and clusters of yellow flowers in summer.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Sambucus - Black lace

Common name: Black elder

Description: A multi-stemmed exotic shrub with finely cut almost black foliage. Panicles of fragrant white flowers in summer. Medicinal and attracts insects, bees and butterflies. Prune hard in early spring.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Strobilanthes gossypinus

Common name: Cotton-leaf persian shield

Description: A show stopping exotic shrub with large unusual silver gold foliage. Only flowers every 7 - 14 years and then the plant dies. Waterwise
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Strobilanthes hamiltoniana

Common name: Chinese rain bell

Description: Fast growing perennial with waxy serrated veined leaves and sprays of tubular mauve flowers from winter to spring.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Tabernaemontana divaricata

Common name: Paper gardenia

Description: Rounded bushy exotic shrub, oblong glossy dark green leaves, waxy white flowers in summer.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Teucrium fruticans

Common name: Tree germander

Description: A fast growing exotic shrub with small glossy aromatic pointed silver leaves. It has small pale blue flowers all season. Waterwise and attracts bees.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Thunbergia erecta - Fairy moon

Common name: Kings mantle - Fairy Moon

Description: An upright shrub with oblong shiny dark green leaves and white edged pale blue flowers.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Tibouchina grandiflora

Common name: Glory flower

Description: A showy exotic shrub with large fuzzy grey green leaves and spikes of gorgeous flowers from summer to autumn.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Uncarina grandidieri

Common name: Succulent sesame

Description: A very rare upright exotic succulent shrub with stout stems and hairy leaves. Black centred bright yellow flowers all season. Semi hardy in my garden.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Viburnum opulus Sterile

Common name: Snowball bush, Guelder rose

Description: A strong rounded shrub with maple like three lobed leaves and large flat topped clusters of white flowers in spring. 10l bags.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Common name: Leather leaf viburnum

Description: Upright exotic shrub with large heavily veined deeply lined leaves. Clusters of white flowers in spring. Attracts birds and butterflies. A collectors item - strange indeed.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Weigelia florida variegata

Common name:

Description: A compact exotic shrub with white edged green leaves. Masses of rose pink tubular flowers on arching stems in summer. Birds. Cut flower.
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R150.00  |   Buy now