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Help with identifying shrub.....

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by palawnman, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 159

    I am not great with identifying shrubs...any and all help appreciated....I was thinking it is an Ilex Glabra...wanted to be sure


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  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I know it's a type of boxwood, thou you probably knew that, I'm just saying it in case it helps as identifying the species can be easier if you know the family (or something to that effect).

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    Yeah, I'll say that's a Glabra.
  4. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,234

    i believe its an ilex(holly) not of the buxus(boxwood) family. it looks to be ilex glabra from what i can see
  5. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Posts: 7,077

    Japanese Pittosporum, Mock Orange
    Pittosporum tobira

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  6. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 159

    Thanks for the feedback so far guys..another question. How can you tell if it is a Chamzin, Compacta, or Shamrock? Keep the info coming, the owner ripped up 3 of these bushes by his driveway from plowing, and wants me to replace them, I just want to be 100% sure that it is the same as the other ones that are still there.


  7. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 159

    any other feedback??

    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 326

    Not compacta, their leaves are much smaller. Cut a branch off and take it to your local nursery and compare is the sure fire way.
  9. thilawncare

    thilawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    Margin are entire not wavy... does it have black berries.. that is key to glabra.. ummm i was thinking glabra too... It could be a buxus... let me know about berries... Ilex glabra will still have them present...
  10. chris638

    chris638 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    Looks like a Shamrock Inkberry (Ilex glabra 'Shamrock'), but be careful there are several different types of Inkberry. Do you have to match it up with other plants? It's kind of hard to tell how tall it is by the pic. NOT A BOXWOOD OR MOCK ORANGE.

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