Please help Identify this shrub

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by HydroCutter, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. HydroCutter

    HydroCutter LawnSite Member
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    I have a customer requesting this plant. I have 2 questions for the experts here. What is the name of this plant? Is it Ok to plant this late in season. I am in Northern NJ. It is in the 50's this week w/ plent of rain on and off.

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    I don't see a picture?
     
  3. HydroCutter

    HydroCutter LawnSite Member
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    Sorry, I guess it would help if I attached the picture.

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  4. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Looks like a Boxwood to me. They come in several varieties. Some have yellow leaf margins, but that looks like a the traditional. The pictures are not great, but that is what it looks like. I have planted similar plants late in the year, and would doubt you would have trouble.
     
  5. greengal

    greengal LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 3

    I agree...looks like Buxus (boxwood) from your pics. We don't have any problems here in zone 5 planting so late. As your nurseryman where you purchase the shrub about hardy varieties in your area though.
     
  6. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    could be a Jap holy too. very similar to the boxwood
     
  7. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Greengal

    Welcome!

    It is always good to have another Hoosier on board!
     
  8. looks very similar to boxwood.
     
  9. golfkingisaac

    golfkingisaac LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I have to agree with boxwood!
     
  10. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,325

    Boxwoods don't like the wind. Put a windscreen around them (burlap on a frame works) and/or spray with an anti dessicant.
     

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