Flower Friday ~ Mysterious shrub

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Friday 07 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

This small shrub is an interesting one. In winter it literally looks like a dead twig; in fact, next to the woodpile it looks so bad I’d probably put it in with the firewood, if I didn’t know different. But come summer… 

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In June-July each summer, it has these exquisite little deep maroon coloured flower buds, and then they burst open to reveal these pink flowers.

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It’s a tough shrub too. Freezing down to -5C (23F) last winter didn’t seem to bother it, not does our 45C (113F) summers. I water it perhaps weekly, but it never seems to show any signs of distress.

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So who can identify this mysterious one then?

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8 thoughts on “Flower Friday ~ Mysterious shrub

  1. Dragnfli says:

    That is a crepe myrtle. They are very popular in the American South because they bloom in the heat. The bark is smooth and interesting in the winter. They come in colors that start with white and end with the deep raspberry that yours is.

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  2. dayphoto says:

    Interesting. It is either in invasive or native. Anytime I get something that seems really sturdy it turns out native, if it seems sturdy and takes over…well, you know.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  3. joannesisco says:

    Hope you find out … it’s a pretty one 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Yvonne says:

    I hope someone knows what this tough little beauty is.

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