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Help with identifying shrub.....

palawnman

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

Thanks
Ron

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topsites

LawnSite Fanatic
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
Location
New Jersey
Yeah, I'll say that's a Glabra.
 

terrapro

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
mid-mich
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).
i believe its an ilex(holly) not of the buxus(boxwood) family. it looks to be ilex glabra from what i can see
 

jameson

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
PNW
Japanese Pittosporum, Mock Orange
Pittosporum tobira
 

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palawnman

LawnSite Member
Location
PA
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.

Thanks,

Ron
 

FATWEASEL

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NC
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.
 

thilawncare

LawnSite Member
Location
Mid-Coast Maine
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...
 

chris638

LawnSite Member
Location
Hamilton, OH
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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