Need help to ID some shrubs...

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

  1. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Mt. Pleasant Ia.
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  2. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
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    i was just on their site. I've used it quite a bit. It's sort of modeled after Dirr's manual of woody landscape plants.
  3. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ilex crenata Japanese Holly...just probably compacta, helleri grows lower and more also has black vine weevil...check out the notching on the leaf margins

    Ilex glabra or inkberry for the second

    just plain redleafed barberry Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea for the third. Crimson pygmy grows like a bushel basket...not such plant as Berberis japonica for a plant ID...Japanese barberry is a common name for Berberis thunbergii
  4. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
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    59/58 - looks to me like Osmanthus Delavayi - (it also looks like someone may need to sharpen their hedging shears :nono: )

    56- I know what it is - the name escapes me at this moment.

    54 - I would argree with the previoius posters that it is berberis thunbergii - crimson pygmy.
  5. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
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    my bad. i was scrolling through pictures in Horticopia & they have it listed as berberis japonica.
  6. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    From a distance, with autumn color that Berberis almost looked like a sheared blueberry plant.

    Both have some good color.

    I'm a pygmy barberry fan myself.
  7. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
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    Yup. I agree. Just couldn't remember how to spell it. lol
  8. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    yaupon holly.
  9. the undergraduate

    the undergraduate LawnSite Member
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    Thanks guys for all the info, from what I have learned here from your suggestions and a little more research...

    #1 is Japanese Holly (Helleri, I think)

    #2 is Japanese Ternstroemia (Cleyera)

    #3 is a Barberry (Don't know which kind, although it does look like Golden Mound to me)

    By the way, I'm not the guy that's been butchering these plants... the only thing I've done is take pictures for an estimate. Anyway, thanks for all your help.
  10. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    the last one is firepower nandina.... definately.

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