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    07 / 04 / 2017

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    suzanne Chappell


Two pictures of a large shrub I can’t identify. One just started in the front of my house a year ago. The closeup of the large shrub shows a lot of branches and small leaves about the size of my thumb’s fingernail. Thanks for any help in identifying this shrub.


  • Suzanne Chappell Green Thumb says:

    Thank you Laura. I think you are right saying it is a privet. Thank you. Suzanne

    July 12th, 2017 at 11:44am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    #1 Maybe Chinese privet (Liugustrum chinensis)(?).

    July 8th, 2017 at 8:41am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Thank you for the follow up photo Suzanne! The leaves looks glossy like boxwood (Buxus) but they appear to be alternate while boxwood has opposite leaves. Without the flowers to help narrow down, I’m not able to go further than my speculating that it might a cultivar in the Ilex crenata, but not having the plant in person I could very well wrong. Maybe you can give us an update when it blooms. Best wishes! Laura

    July 8th, 2017 at 7:31am

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