Can you identify these?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MudslinginFX4, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    Hey guys, I picked up a house in a real nice neighborhood that I do and the landscaping is awesome, but it needs a lot of general cleanup and pruning done. The new owner just moved in and the previous owner spent a lot of money on the landscaping and then just let it go for several years. Some of the plants in the yard I have no idea what they are, much less how to prune them. I wanted to see if you all could help me out. If you can, post the name, when and how to prune them. Thanks

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    plant 3.jpg

    plant 3 again.jpg

    plant 4.jpg
  2. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Plant one looks like a butterfly bush, can get blue, purple, white, pink gorgeous flowers in spring/summer(like sun to sun/shade), not sure about 2 hard to say those leaves look like a liloc but there then again not really. 3 and 4 look to be japanese maples or some type of lace leaf maple, red maples(usually like partial sun, can live in full sun). Plant 3-4-5 is definently a japenese red maple/lace leaf maple. The last plant pictured in the post after this thats a gold thread juniper, really nice shrub(likes full sun to part sun).

  3. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    Here are some more pictures.

    plant 4 again.jpg

    plant 5.jpg

    plant 6.jpg
  4. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    Thanks NNJLandman for the quick response. I agree, picture 3 looks like a maple of some kind, the pictures aren't the best in the world so it's hard to tell. I know it's not a japanese maple though.
  5. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
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  6. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    K..I have been drinking so my spelling/typing is gonna suck.

    In the pics I see a butterfly bush-Ok to trim.
    Jap. maple-better know what you are doing
    Pyracanthia-Ok to trim
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,968

    #5 is Pyracantha

    The rest I am have a hard time trying to be sure of. I am 500 or more miles south of NC and in Zone 10. So Can't be sure I know these plants.
  8. ReckordGeneralMaintenance

    ReckordGeneralMaintenance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    butterfly, wegilia, green garnet, and looks like a red garnet turning fall there right on 5 you got a better pic of 6
  9. landsscaping

    landsscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    1. Butterfly Bush (buddleia davidii) pruning:early spring /late fall
    upward cascading shape
    2. Sherwood abelia (glossa abelia) Pruning:early spring late fall
    low mounding shape
    3 and 4. Japanese Maple "dissectum" (acer palmatum)
    pruning: spring - early fall umbrella or oval shape
    specimins in pictures need thinning
    5. Red Bud (cercis canadenis) Pruning :early spring late fall
    upward cascading shape
    6. 'goldmound' Arborvitae (spiraea japonica) pruning; spring - early fall
    upward conical shape :waving:
  10. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Butterfly Bush

    Next, I think Mock Orange due to the petals.

    One, too far away - has a form like Jap maple or crape myrtle, but it's so far away with little detail showing, so I can't say.

    The berry one, it could be firethorn if it has thorns, but it tends to look like a taller contoneaster.

    But the short weeping Jap maple is fairly obvious.

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