Evergreen shrub – What is it? When to prune?

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Date Photo Taken: February 25, 2012
Location: White, GA
Posted By: mrbbq


Simple, glossy leaves. 6″x1.5″, arrangement opposite. Shrub is just over 6 feet tall, and badly needs pruning. What is it? When can we prune?


  1. Sandra Unregistered says:

    Looks like Eleagnus to me. Prune at will!

    February 26th, 2012 at 8:24 pm
  2. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    I tend to think it is one of the evergreen viburnums, I just can’t narrow it down.

    February 26th, 2012 at 11:16 pm
  3. Mary Southall Unregistered says:

    This picture looks like the shrub I have around our deck called Japanese Viburnum (Viburnum awabuki ‘Chindo’).

    March 3rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm
  4. Marianna Owens Unregistered says:

    it favors cleyera

    March 4th, 2012 at 2:38 pm
  5. Ada Y. Unregistered says:

    i think this is a Viburnum awabuki ‘Chindo’

    I’m a student at Gwinnett Technical College.
    For details on the department and classes go to http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/horticulture/

    March 13th, 2012 at 6:37 pm
  6. Lisa Alcorn Unregistered says:

    the same Viburnum in my yard. sp. unclear.

    March 19th, 2012 at 6:33 pm
  7. Sharon Ferguson Unregistered says:

    Definitely not eleagnus. But if you’ve got some eleagnus, then do as Sandra says: prune at will! In fact, don’t just prune, cut it to the ground, then spend the next 5 years trying to Round Up the roots.

    June 6th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

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