Unknown Leafy Shrub

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Date Photo Taken: 02/03/2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: BRIAN KELLY

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This shrub is directly in front of my house in Northern Georgia. I would like to reduce its height in half. It grows rapidly to about 8 feet before I trim it down to 6 feet. I want to cut it back to 4 feet high but I’m worried it will die. I don’t know what this shrub is. It has smooth woody trunks. Leaves are glossy and it smells like basil when trimmed. I haven’t seen any flowers but that might be because of the way I prune it. Any idea what this is?

COMMENTS

  1. Walter Reeves Master Identifier says:

    maybe Florida anise
    https://www.uaex.edu/yard-garden/resource-library/plant-week/anise-florida-2-10-12.aspx

    February 4th, 2018 at 5:13 pm

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