can you ID this?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Envy Lawn Service, May 28, 2003.

  1. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can anyone identify this?

    shrub.jpg
     
  2. atwoodsz

    atwoodsz LawnSite Member
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    Looks Like a dwarf Violet liliac from the pic
     
  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks, I tried searching the net to see if I could confirm if it was that. However my searches came up empty. You wouldn't happen to know the scientific name for it would you?

    When it was small, it looked sort of like a hedge sprout. It has developed quickly and this year is the first time it has flowered. Until now I hadn't really paid any attention to it much other than noticing it was growing fast and appeared very healthy.
     
  4. Georgiehopper

    Georgiehopper LawnSite Member
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    Are those flowers white? Its hard for me to tell. If so, there is a type of privet which resembles that plant with the same type of flowers and its evergreen. I have one growing on my property and it has those shiny leaves with nice white flowers. I wish the flowers pictured were a little more clear.

    I don't think your plant is a lilac (syringa species)...I have never seen lilacs with such shiny leaves.
     
  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is there a Sasanqua camelia variety with a fine texture petal like that?

    Camelia sasanqua '?'
     
  6. Envy Lawn Service

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    Yes the flowers are white.

    I will search on that other species mentioned as well.
     
  7. Georgiehopper

    Georgiehopper LawnSite Member
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    Is it shrubby or vining?
     
  8. Envy Lawn Service

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    Shrubby, tree like even...
     
  9. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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  10. Georgiehopper

    Georgiehopper LawnSite Member
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    I'm still leaning toward japanese or waxleaf privet. It grows 8 to 12 feet tall, produces white nice looking flowers, is evergreen and grows like a weed.

    Are the leaves growing opposite each other on the stem?
     

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