Native to India, this graceful shrub grows up to 7 ft
and has pointed narrow leaves 4-9 inches long. Pendulous white blooms hang
down over this plant's shiny green leaves. A spectacular fall flowering
shrub that is true to its name. The white flowers are held in loose
panicles, which are more or less pendulous. Cascades of flowers remind
one of the Golden Shower Tree. The flowers have the typical "bleeding
heart" form. White flowers come out of a red sepal "heart", whereas in the
Bleeding Heart Vine
come out of a white sepal "heart". Flowers are white, with a tube 1.1 cm
long, and petals ovate, 1.1-1.5 cm. Stamens and style protrude out.
Fruiting sepal cup is red to purple, inflated, thickened. Fruits are
yellow-green when young, black and shiny at maturity, round, 1-1.3 cm in
diameter. Bridal Veil is native to NE India.