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    06 / 15 / 2015

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I’ve got an evergreen shrub about six feet tall (oval leaves) that appears to have some sort of “parasite” plant (spiny leaves) growing out of it. I don’t know what they are or if I can separate them. I’d appreciate any info or advice.


  • pdstotts Green Thumb says:

    Chinese holly. The original plant with rounded leaves, one spine, is something like Burford. The suckers are reverting to a more common or original form, the 4 or 5 spined squared leaf. Same plant. The original might be a hybrid the the franken-holly up from dropped seeds. Or just a shoot that reverts, as many plants do. We commonly get green shoots, for example, in our varieagated euyonomous.

    June 16th, 2015 at 5:25pm

  • MrsB Green Thumb says:

    Some type of holly.

    June 16th, 2015 at 1:17pm

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