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Help Identify this plant

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by cstafford, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. cstafford

    cstafford LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Please take a look at this image and tell me what you think it may be.
    Thanks for looking

    reed holly.jpg
  2. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    The picture is a little tough, but it looks to me like an Inkberry (Ilex glabra), maybe "Shamrock" or "Nordica" variety as it appears very glossy in the photo.

    How big is it and do you have any other photos?
  3. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Hard to tell by the pic...........
    Maybe a boxwood?
  4. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    we need a picture of the leaf :)

    Looks to glossy for Buxus though I would say...
  5. cstafford

    cstafford LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Here's are two other images. Not sure if this will help. In New Orleans they typically grown very low (height never exceeds 3-3.5 feet) and are often trimmed to resemble a small Christmas tree.


  6. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    they're definately of the buxus species. Sempervirens (spg) perhaps.
  7. mikeswag

    mikeswag LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    if the leaves are opposite it is a boxus...if they are alternate it is an ilex.

    hard to tell the exact species from the pix.

  8. cstafford

    cstafford LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Thanks a bunch everyone. Bob I thing you hit it on the head. Thansk so much
  9. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    The leaves look to small for I. glabra. If it is an Ilex, I think it is more likely a crenata variety.
  10. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Possibly Myrsine africanus- African boxwood. Photo is too out of focus

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