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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    12 / 15 / 2018

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Winter

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Midwest

  • City

    Detroit

  • State

    Michigan

  • Posted by

    dave enters

Notes:

First picture is 2 plants side by side. For reference the fence behind is 6ft tall. Second picture is main trunk(s). Interestingly, some leaves have turned dark but some are still green. We’ve had temperatures as low as 25F this month. Leaves will fall when it gets below 10F. Unfortunately I don’t remember what the flowers look like or smell like, but I’m pretty sure they were small and white. It flowers in late spring.

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome!

    December 19th, 2018 at 3:48am

  • dave enters Apprentice says:

    Thank you for your very helpful and knowledgeable advice.

    December 17th, 2018 at 10:08am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Check out the trunks of L. sinesis (Chinese privet). http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/lisi.html

    December 16th, 2018 at 4:03am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Some privet cultivars has purplish fall/winter leaves. https://www.gardenista.com/posts/gardening-101-privet-privets-ligustrum-plant-guides/

    December 16th, 2018 at 4:23am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Anatomy of a species of privet winter buds. http://www.thinkoholic.com/pic.php?l=en&s=536&img=6899

    December 16th, 2018 at 4:45am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Appreciate these follow up photos. I’m still leaning toward privet from these details: the opposite leaves, the smooth grayish bark, the fruits cluster. Also the buds appear to match those of privets as well. But flowers are needed for a confirmed ID. Maybe you could give us an update. For now check these links for more images of variety of privet. I have to post separate link for faster log in. Best wishes! http://capemaywildlife.com/_templates/group_oleaceae.html

    December 16th, 2018 at 4:22am

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