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 .

Alstonia venenata

Common name: Poison devil tree

Description: A rare medicinal exotic shrub with wavy margins on lance shaped leaves. Clusters of white flowers in summer
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R120.00  |   Buy now

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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R120.00  |   Buy now

Buddleja - Lilac

Common name: Lilac Butterfly bush

Description: A floriferous exotic shrub with arching shoots and lance shaped leaves. Tapering spikes of lilac flowers.
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R120.00  |   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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R120.00  |   Buy now

Calycanthus floridus

Common name: Carolina allspice

Description: A rare upright exotic shrub with large aromatic elliptical bright green leaves. Very fragrant dark red flowers. Prune immediately after flowering.
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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R75.00  |   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

Chaenomeles x superba - pink

Common name: Flowering quince - Appleblossom

Description: Floriferous tough shrub with pale pink flowers. Fruit makes a delicious jelly. Attracts bees.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Chaenomleles x superba

Common name: Flowering quince

Description: A tough exotic shrub with spiny woody branches and oblong glossy green leaves. Cup shaped red flowers are followed by large fruits. Attracts bees.
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R90.00  |   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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R120.00  |   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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R250.00  |   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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R75.00  |   Buy now

Cornus sanguinea - Midwinter fire

Common name: Bloodtwig dogwood

Description: An interesting multistemmed dogwood with red tipped upright yellow winter stems and clusters of scented white flowers in spring. It also has attractive lime green stems in the warmer months and lime green leaves. Butterflies and birds.
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R120.00  |   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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R90.00  |   Buy now

Dahlia imperialis

Common name: Tree dahlia

Description: A fast growing exotic perennial with bamboo-like stems. Orange centred lilac flowers in summer. Bees and Butterflies
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Deutzia gracilas

Common name: Dwarf deutzia

Description: A lovely exotic shrub with arching stems and racemes of small white flowers in spring. Prune back immediately after flowering.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Deutzia scabra - Pride of Rochester

Description: An upright exotic shrub with arching stems and lance shaped leaves. Pendant clusters of star shaped double white flowers. Prune after flowering.

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R150.00  |   Buy now

Deutzia x magnifica

Common name: Showy deutzia

Description: A gorgeous exotic shrub with arching stems and racemes of double white flowers in late spring. Prune immediately after flowering.
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R90.00  |   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. 20cm pots
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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

Hebe - Autumn glory

Common name: Veronica - Autumn joy

Description: A mound shaped exotic shrub with dark-green, round, thick leaves on upright branches. Masses of purple/blue clusters of flowers from mid-Summer. Butterfly plant.
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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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R75.00  |   Buy now

HIbiscus syriacus

Common name: Rose of Sharon

Description: An upright exotic shrub with palmate leathery textured leaves. Holly-hock like maroon centred lilac flowers from summer to autumn. Attracts butterflies.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Hydrangea paniculata

Common name: Panicled hydrangea

Description: A very rare rounded shrub with cone shaped white flowers. Can be pruned into a tree or more rounded shape. In a 20 litre bag.
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R600.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Hydrangea serrata

Common name: Lacecap hydrangea

Description: A mixed selection of various varieties that make good specimen plants. Large flat flowerheads in summer.
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R150.00  |   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 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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R120.00  |   Buy now

Iochroma australe alba

Common name: White Angels trumpet

Description: A well shaped floriferous exotic shrub. Large leaves and small trumpet shaped flowers all season.
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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

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  |   Buy now

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

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.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Moringa oleifera

Common name: Moringa miracle tree

Description: Fast growing exotic tree with smooth bark and feathery leaves. Sprays of small cream flowers from sum - aut. Medicinal and edible
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R150.00  |   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  |   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.
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R120.00  |   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

Phlomis lanata

Common name: Small Jerusalem sage

Description: A compact Mediterranean shrublet with woolly crinkly grey green leaves and whorls of yellow flowers. Waterwise.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Prunus glandulosa

Common name: Ornamental cherry

Description: A rounded exotic shrub with mid green leaves, red berries and lovely bowl shaped white flowers.
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R90.00  |   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. Prune hard in early spring.
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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

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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R90.00  |   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

Tibouchina granulosa rosea

Common name: Pink glory tree

Description: A very rare Brazilian tree with grainy textured leaves. Terminal panicles of dark pink flowers in spring.
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R400.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Viburnum plicatum "Mariesii"

Common name: Doublefile viburnum

Description: A multi-stemmed exotic shrub with layered horizontal branching and dark green "pleated" leaves. Flat topped sprays of white flowers. Gorgeous.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Vitex agnus-castus

Common name: Blue Chaste tree

Description: An upright exotic shrub with palmate toothed aromatic leaves. Sprays of fragrant lilac flowers from summer to autumn. I think this is a stunning garden plant!
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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