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 - White profusion

Common name: White butterfly bush

Description: A fast growing shrub with arching shoots and lance shaped leaves. Pyramids of flowers that attract butterflies.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Buddleja davidii - Lilac

Common name: Lilac Butterfly bush

Description: A fast growing exotic shrub with arching shoots and lance shaped leaves. Tapering spikes of small yellow eyed lilac flowers. Attract butterflies.
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R150.00  |   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 from summer to autumn. Waterwise
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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 purpureus - Brilliancy

Common name: Rock rose Brilliancy

Description: A bushy compact exotic shrub with oval crinkled edged greyish green leaves. Large magenta dotted dark pink flowers in summer.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Citrus medica

Common name: Buddhas Hand

Description: A rare well shaped exotic tree with oblong serrated leaves and white flowers. Fruits unusually segmented into finger like sections. Culinary.
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R600.00  |   Buy now

Clerodendrum nutans

Common name: Bridal veil clerodendrum

Description: 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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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

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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R300.00  |   Buy now

Deutzia gracilas - Nikko

Common name: Dwarf deutzia

Description: A Compact exotic shrub with arching stems and racemes of small white flowers from spring - summer. Prune back immediately after flowering.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Deutzia scabra

Common name: Deutzia Grand Duke of Rochester

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. All in flower now
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Euphorbia wulfenii

Common name: Mediterranean spurge

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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R150.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Abutilon hybrids

Common name: Chinese lantern

Description: A gorgeous exotic shrub maple shaped leaves and cup shaped or flared blooms all year.
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R75.00  |   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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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

Hamelia patens

Common name: Firebush

Description: A multi-purpose exotic shrub - mine is shaped to climb. Sprays of orange flowers from summer - autumn. Bees insects butterflies.
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R250.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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 - Citron

Common name: Citron chinese hat plant

Description: A rare upright exotic shrub with arching stems and slender pointed ovate leaves. Trumpet shaped yellow fading to orange flowers. Waterwise. Good for a hedge or as a specimen plant.
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R200.00  |   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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R350.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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 australe

Common name: Blue angel trumpet

Description: A well shaped floriferous exotic shrub. Large leaves and small trumpet shaped flowers all season.
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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

Jasminum sambac - Grand Duke of Tuscany

Common name: Arabian jasmine

Description: A sparse slow growing exoitc shrub with shiny green leaves. Very fragrant double white flowers in summer. Flowers used for jasmine tea and oil.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

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

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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Lavatera arborea

Common name: Tree mallow

Description: An upright multistemmed exotic shrub with grey green maple-like leaves. Pink saucer shaped flowers from sum-aut. This one seems to be more robust than Lavatera clementii.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Lonicera tatarica

Common name: Tatarian honeysuckle

Description: A fast growing bushy exotic shrub with lance shaped blue green leaves. Two lipped pink flowers in summer. Waterwise.
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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R200.00  |   Buy now

Michelia figo

Common name: Port wine magnolia

Description: Dense slow growing mound shaped exotic shrub with leathery large glossy leaves. Scented cup shaped cream tinged flowers in spring. 10l bags
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R400.00  |   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. 10L BAGS.
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R400.00  |  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. 10l bags
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R250.00  |   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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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

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. Plants are now in bud.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Strobilanthes kunthiana

Common name: Neelakurinji

Description: A woody based exotic shrub with deeply veined dark jade green leaves. Pale lilac flowers every twelve years! Lovely foliage. This one finally has a name!
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Syringa vulgaris

Common name: Common lilac

Description: A RARE multistemmed upright suckering shrub. Panicles of scented lilac flowers in spring. Not suitable for warmer climates.
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R350.00  |   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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R250.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Thunbergia battiscombei

Common name: Blue glory

Description: A upright African shrub with lustrous apple green leaves. Large yellow centred royal blue flowers all season. Stunning. I cant seem to have enough of these in my garden. Hardy to -4.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Thunbergia erecta

Common name: Bush clock vine

Description: A woody West African scrambler with oblong shiny dark green leaves and huge yellow centred royal blue flowers.
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R150.00  |   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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R150.00  |   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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R90.00  |   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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R200.00  |   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