Is this a type of boxwood?

carla1001April 2, 2014

We moved into a new place and I'm trying to identify the garden plants.

Hoping someone can help me id this shrub. It looks sort of like a boxwood but the leaves are long and thin by comparison.

Thank you!

Carla

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carol23_gw

Are the leaves alternate? If so it cannot be boxwood.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 1:15PM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Probably Euonymus japonicus 'Microphyllus'.

A closer view would make it easier to tell.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 1:19PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Euonymous with Buxus behind and to the right.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 5:10PM
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eibren(z6PA)

Here is a link to a page of px on Google of various euonymus shrubs:

https://www.google.com/search?q=euonymus+shrub&espv=213&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=uH88U_WHKI-nsASomYGwAg&ved=0CCoQsAQ&biw=911&bih=456

Pieris can look quite similar; it gets distinctive bunches of small white flowers in spring.

I'm betting there is some of that on your new property as well.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pieris px in Google

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 6:17PM
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carla1001

Thank you all! I'll take a look at those links.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 10:52AM
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