holly?

Fitz937February 15, 2013

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Possibly - but picture not really clear enough. Where is this growing? Osmanthus heterophyllus is another possibility.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 6:01PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Whatever that stuff is, it's really hard to kill, and has very painfully prickly leaves, especially after they turn brown.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 7:30PM
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lola-lemon(5b East WA)

Ilex or Mahonia.-- there's 2 plants here though...

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 8:39PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

It is not Mahonia - I'm pretty certain about that. Those leaves are not pinnate. And I'm not sure there are two plants. Many hollies and the Osmanthus I mentioned have both smooth and prickly leaves on the same plant. That's what the 'heterophyllus' bit means.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 8:24AM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

FloraUK aren't the leaves alternate ruling out Osmanthus?

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 10:40AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

You could well be right Salt. Peering closely they do look alternate. Osmanthus clearly a red herring. Sorry.

A clearer picture would certainly help us along a bit.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 1:07PM
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lola-lemon(5b East WA)

I thought about Osmanthus too- actually a few of these pictures he posted could be Osmanthus.
It seems that there may be a theme of fragrant shrub to these pictures.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 1:20PM
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