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

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

Cassia fistula

Common name: Indian laburnum

Description: Magnificent tropical tree with spreading branches and an open crown. Drooping racemes of fragrant yellow flowers in summer. I have tried to grow this unsuccessfully for many years and finally managed to source some plants
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R750.00  |   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

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

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. 10litre bags.
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R300.00  |   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

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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R120.00  |   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

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: Cantua buxifolia

Common name: Sacred flower of the incas

Description: A semi scandent lax exotic shrub with small lance shaped leaves and pendant tubes of cerise pink flowers in spring. Needs support. Prune after flowering.
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Exotic: 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  |   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

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  |   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

Hibiscus syriacus

Common name: Rose of Sharon - White

Description: An upright exotic shrub with palmate leathery textured leaves. Holly-hock like double white flowers from summer to autumn. Attracts butterflies.
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R200.00  |   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

Holmskioldia sanquinea - red

Common name: Red Chinese hat plant

Description: An upright exotic shrub with arching stems and slender pointed ovate leaves. Trumpet shaped RED flowers in summer. Waterwise. Good for a hedge or as a specimen plant.
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R250.00  |   Buy now

Hydrangea macrophylla - White

Common name: White mophead hydrangea

Description: A rare rounded exotic shrub with large bright green leaves. Clusters of white - maybe ivory- flowers from sum - aut.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Hypericum x moserianum

Common name: St Johns Wort

Description: A compact bushy shrub with red stems narrow leaves. Yellow cup-shaped flowers with prominent stamens.
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R120.00  |   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

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 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  |   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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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  |   Buy now

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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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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  |   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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R90.00  |   Buy now

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 - 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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R120.00  |   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