Tree or Shrub Identity

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Date Photo Taken: 09/12/2013
Location: Valdosta, GA
Posted By: jennyhow


This little tree resembles a crape myrtle. It hasn’t ever bloomed, but that may be because it’s been in a very shady location. It doesn’t seem to be bothered by any insects. The bark peels some as seen in the photo. It’s a great small tree and was given as a small rooted cutting to my late mother by a friend. We’ve never known what it is and would love to know. It was more of a shrub until my sister limbed it up a few years ago.


  1. hortiphoto Flower Fanatic says:

    Is it evergreen. It looks a bit like Coprosma repens ( )but the foliage isn’t really glossy enough. Might be due to the shade.

    September 13th, 2013 at 4:55 pm
  2. Linda Gay Unregistered says:

    Chionanthus retusus, Chinese Fringe Tree.

    Move it to a sunny spot this winter and you will be rewarded with a show of white flowers in spring before the leaves emerge. Wonderful ornamental tree.

    September 20th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

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