Help Identify these plants please

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by andyslawncare, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    The first picture is a cutting from a herb that appears to spread. It smells like licorice. Most of the plant has died back, and I'm thinking that maybe the mature leaves are larger, as we have broken buds on several plants in zone 7 now.

    The second and third picture is a large shrub/tree that I skirted last year when it was full of leaves. It has lots of white flowers on it now, and I'm just curious of the species because its pretty and I would like to use it in future designs.

    The third and fourth picture is an evergreen shrub that has flower buds forming now

    The last picture has started flowering in the past 3 weeks, and it is the only stray flower on the site.

    Thanks for any input!

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  2. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
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    2 and 3 are a Magnolia of some kind.
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  3. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
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    From the n. zone 5 yea 2& 3 look like star magnolia. Last one looks like a variegated vinca or myrtle. is it a creeper?
     
  4. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    As far as I could tell, there that was the only plant. Doesn't appear to creep.
     
  5. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Magnolia- definitely a Star Magnolia. The pod is the seed from last season. Cant believe your in bloom in January

    The bottom flower appears to be periwinkle - vinca minor
     
  6. qbacker

    qbacker LawnSite Member
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    Picture four and five are either Skip Laurel or Otto Laurel:waving:
     
  7. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I thought it might be Laurel... its not Otto luyken, i'm familiar with its leaves.


    Any one know if Skip Laurel can receive renewal pruning? I'm planning to renewal prune some an abelia hedge that is growing into this plant, otherwise that bed may look pretty dumb for awhile.
     

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