Need help to ID some shrubs...

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by the undergraduate, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. the undergraduate

    the undergraduate LawnSite Member
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    Hi, just starting out... I intend to make a trip the local nursery when I get a chance so I can learn the names of basic shrubs around here (Central Virginia) then look them up in my books so I can learn how to care for them. But in the mean time...

    First one (#58 & #59) looks like a Boxwood kind of, but has straight stiff branches and straight verticals "trunks"...

    Second one (#57 & #56) is about 8ft tall right now...

    The third (#54) I think is Spiraea, but I'm not sure...

    If anybody can help, I would appreciate it very much!

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  2. FATWEASEL

    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
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    58/59 - I would say a Compacta or Helleri Holly

    56/57 - Photinia?

    54 - Kinda hard to tell but maybe a very scraggly Goldmound or Goldflame Spirea, myabe Limemound
     
  3. the undergraduate

    the undergraduate LawnSite Member
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    Fatweasel, just looked those names up... it's definitely a Helleri Holly. Thanks!
     
  4. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
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    undergrad
    are there any thorns on the last one? pic is kind of grainy.
     
  5. the undergraduate

    the undergraduate LawnSite Member
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    Fatweasel... Judging from my books, I don't think it is Photinia.

    Allure, yes there are small thorns... here is a close up.

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  6. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
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    Berberis- not sure which variety
    maybe japonica
     
  7. FATWEASEL

    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
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    Yeah, definitely barberry, probably Golden Barberry.

    Sorry, I'm having brain farts about the photinia thing. I know what it is but can't think of the name to save my life.:hammerhead:
     
  8. Surf'n'Turf

    Surf'n'Turf LawnSite Senior Member
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    Crimsom Pigmy
     
  9. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
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    same exact color as mine gets when not in full sun but i've never seen one that tall. it looks at least 2'. Ok, just checked horticopia & it looks like they max out at 2'
     
  10. FATWEASEL

    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 326

    CLEYERA!!!!!!!!!!!

    Holy cow, that was driving me nuts.:laugh:
     

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