Name that plant
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02 / 01 / 2017
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These come up everywhere. The leaf margins are sharp and continuous. They’re easy to rip out bare-handed when very young, but gloves are needed after they get 8 inches or so higher. I believe they become shrubs when they grow up, but have not let any grow tall enough to find out. They may become trees, for all I know. Perhaps it’s an invasive plant — not sure.
Maybe one of the Photinia cultivars. I’m guessing this might be the Taiwanese photinia ( Photinia serratifolia)? The Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States has placed this species with Photinia x fraseri and P. villosa on its list. Link below is for P. serratifolia, click on images to enlarge, also check out the section under: ‘List All Observations’ for more images. Best wishes! www.texasinvasives.org/observations/search.php?sn=PHSE17&search=go
February 8th, 2017 at 11:56pm
Thanks, Jim. That was one of my early thoughts, but when I looked it up, the Carolina Cherry Laurel leaves appear to be a little smoother than these, which are pretty sharply serrated and feel like you’re grabbing a tiny saw.
February 8th, 2017 at 12:07pm
I have one of these It is Not the Carolina Laurelberry
February 8th, 2017 at 10:01am
Can’t see detail of the leaves clearly enough to be sure, but appears to be Carolina Laurelcherry.
February 3rd, 2017 at 10:19am
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