what is the tall shrub in this pic

tc2013(6)May 16, 2013

Can anyone recognize the taller shrubs that are on the ends? The leaves have not come out yet cause its spring, but I can tell you that the leaves are greenish yellow in colour in the summer.

I know that there is one particular plant in the neighbourhood that I have loved for the last couple of years. I drove around a few days ago and I think its the one in the above pic. But are there other shrubs/bushes that are dense and have small yellow leaves. I'm looking for a new plant for my backyard and I would like something pretty that also provides privacy (without flowers or fruits - don't want to deal with bees/bugs).

Thanks!

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Badly pruned and too far away.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 9:10PM
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buckeye15(No OH)

Vicary Privet.....Ligustrum x. vicaryi.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 9:19PM
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tc2013(6)

Thank you for the id. I've googled vicary privet and I'm pretty sure thats the one. Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 3:45PM
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tc2013(6)

I'm still looking for something for my backyard. I've posted my question on another forum. If anyone can suggest something, I'd appreciate it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Looking for a tall-shrub/small-tree

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 4:10PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Wichita Blue Juniper? I'm of a mind one needs privacy 12 months a year.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 5:18PM
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tc2013(6)

Thanks saltcedar!
I agree with you on privacy but I love the rustling of leaves in summer time. Since summers in Ontario are so short and that is the time when we really do enjoy our backyard, I do want to get some summer plants.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 5:58PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

You have a point about the leaves, but having grown up in the
upper Midwest I never understood the desire to look at bare
branches all Winter. Now I have mostly evergreen plants that
have more "Winter interest" than any deciduous plant ever had.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 6:33PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Can't beat quaking aspen for rustling.

Or quaking.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 6:35PM
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tc2013(6)

@saltcedar. We are not home much during the day to truly enjoy the evergreens in the backyard. But I do see your point.

@bboy. I googled quaking aspen and I've looked at some pics. Although I'm not certain, I think those are the trees that are behind our backyard fence growing in the wild area. They are always 'shimmering' even when there is no breeze. I absolutely love them.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 6:11PM
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