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help with plant ID

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by gvandora, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    I'm trying to ID this plant. Any ideas?

    Thanks!

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  2. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Second picture.

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  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Looks like a type of lorapetelum to me, at least the darker leaves do.
     
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    Looks like Privet

    :)
     
  5. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205




    That was my original thought.............a privet gone awry......LOL!

    But the leaves look a bit too big................I Dunno.........
     
  6. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,944

    I just photographed my crape myrtle last week, and it's extremely similar to that.

    Maybe it did not bloom.

    Or, it could be another plant.

    Is there a loropetalum that is just green? I've only seen the reddish leaf one.

    Can't say with 100% certainty.

    Crape myrtle is like a staggered opposite-leafed arrangement. The leaves are not totally opposite - slightly, slightly staggered - but so close to opposite it does not look at all like alternate leaves or branches.
     
  7. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Im almost positive its not a lorapetalum. Im about 95% sure its a crepe Myrtle that just didn't bloom

    Heres a pic of a Crepe Myrtle

    crepe myrtle3.jpg
     
  8. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    Pretty sure it is Privet. Pics. can be deceiving. I am betting the leaves are smaller than they appear in the pic.
     
  9. BGL-florida

    BGL-florida LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    This looks like privet. Most crepe myrtles do not have a shiny leaf and the privet leaves can have a slightly pointed distal end. On ligustrum the stems are angular also, the picture shows a smooth rounded stem.
     
  10. BGL-florida

    BGL-florida LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I meant, on crepe myrtles the stems are angular also, the picture shows a smooth rounded stem.
     

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