identify this gwinnett county tree/shrub

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Date Photo Taken: 01/16/2014
Location: near jones bridge park, ginnett county
Posted By: maxxkatt

Notes:

This tree or shrub was collected along a creek near the Chattahoochee river near Jones Bridge Park. There are many of these growing wild. Many are tall and very slender, but some have been cut back and are thicker in the trunk. I am considering using them for bonsai but don’t know the name. They have leaves all year round. email me at maxxkatt77 at sign yahoo.com if anyone knows the name of this native tree or shrub.

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like and sounds like Chinese Privet. I’ve not had any luck with bonsai but I’ve got a feeling you wouldn’t need much luck with Chinese Privet! http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_lisi.pdf

    January 16th, 2014 at 10:05 pm
  2. spatialdrift Flower Fanatic says:

    Seconded.

    January 17th, 2014 at 7:56 am
  3. maxxkatt Unregistered says:

    Thanks to Bobby and spatialdrift!

    I looked at the link and yes it must be Chinese Privet. It grows in abundance along a creek flowing into the Chattahoochee river. I am using it to practice my limited bonsai training skills.

    John

    January 17th, 2014 at 12:13 pm

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