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11-18-2004, 08:22 PM
Im not good at identifying plants. Any help would be appreciated. I have to find plants just like these for replacements.

11-18-2004, 08:22 PM
here is the last one. There are 3 plants, two may be the same species. 3 full view, and 3 closeup pics.

11-18-2004, 08:25 PM
the top one almost looks like a boxwood

11-18-2004, 08:27 PM
here is the last one. There are 3 plants, two may be the same species. 3 full view, and 3 closeup pics.

Post 2 is a juniper the first pics are boxwoods

11-18-2004, 08:37 PM
It also looks like they are not getting enough sunlight. Very thin and sickly looking.

11-18-2004, 08:43 PM
Looks like birds nest pine and abox wood for sure

11-18-2004, 08:46 PM
Looks like birds nest pine and abox wood for sure

Not a pine. Pine needles are long.

11-18-2004, 09:37 PM
First one is boxwood. The second is a Juniper. Be careful with the juniper - it is so damn spiky. Boxwoods are really nice plants.

11-18-2004, 09:57 PM
The first pictures look like they might be of a japanese compacta holly. The last two pictures are a juniper.

11-18-2004, 10:56 PM
If you are replacing these plants I would leave out the juniper. Boxwoods look great, junipers not so much.

11-18-2004, 11:18 PM
first shrub looks like ilex crenata
second shrub looks like a pfitzer juniper

11-18-2004, 11:29 PM
i personal only use prince of whales junipers they don't get straggly like that one. plus they i think are more hardy

11-18-2004, 11:42 PM
Second one is juniper, no fun to work with. Had some in front of our house growing up. Took them out, wished Dad had hired someone by time I was done.

11-18-2004, 11:58 PM
Aha! You stumped most people here. Only Pinson and Impact got the first plant right. Although they look very much like boxwood, that's Ilex Crenata - japanese holly. Boxwoods have more round, smooth leaves and their leaves are on opposing sides of the branch. See exhibit one here;


And exhibit two;


11-19-2004, 12:02 AM
And the Jap. Holly has more jagged leaves (very subtle) and doesn't have the opposing leaves so much.

See exhibit 1;


and Exhibit 2;


11-19-2004, 12:06 AM
Now go look at your picture entitled IMG_0658.JPG at the top. You'll see that it matches the pattern of the Jap. Holly more. Your pic shows jagged edges on the leaves and if you look at the end of each branch, you'll see many leaves all coming out of one spot just like the last picture I posted of the Jap. Holly.

11-19-2004, 12:08 AM
As for the juniper, I agree with most of the others; why replace it? There are some very nice varieties of junipers out there. But that one isn't one of them. I'd try to talk the homeowner into something nicer and I'd only replace it if they insisted.

11-19-2004, 07:20 AM
japanese holly and juniper. very basic plants.