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

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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