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 .

Berberis thunbergii - Ring of Fire

Common name: Japanese barberry _ Ring of Fire

Description: A well shaped exotic shrbu with gorgeous yellow edged maroon leaves. Sprays of yellow flowers in summer. One of the few THORNY plants I have in my garden.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

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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R120.00  |   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 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  |   Buy now

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

Cuphea caecilliae

Common name: Cigar flower

Description: A mound forming Mexican shrublet with tubular coral flowers. Attracts birds, butterflies and bees. Good container plant.
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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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R250.00  |   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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R75.00  |   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

Echium candicans

Common name: Pride of Madeira

Description: A rounded upright shrub with woody stems and hairy whitish leaves and panicles of vibrant blue flowers.
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R150.00  |   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

Hydrangea arborescens - Annabelle

Common name:

Description: Rare rounded shrub with bold clusters of white flowers. Prune back hard in winter.
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R300.00  |   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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R120.00  |   Buy now

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

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 aurea

Common name: Yellow jacobinia

Description: A lush branched shrub with robust stems with mid green leaves. Sprays of tubular yellow flowers. Attracts bees.
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R90.00  |   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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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Justicia carnea alba

Common name: White brazilian plume flower

Description: NEW soft wooded shrub with robust stems and mid green leaves. Plumes of white flowers. Plants are slow growing, hence very small.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Lavatera x clementii

Common name: Tree mallow

Description: An upright exotic shrub with maple like greyish leaves and saucer-shaped pink flowers. Hard prune in spring.
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R150.00  |   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

Streptosolen jamesonii

Common name: Marmalade bush

Description: Gorgeous rambling exotic shrub with oval shaped wrinkled leaves. Clusters of red yellow and orange flowers all season. Attracts birds and butterflies.
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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

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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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R120.00  |   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