Need some help with shrub I.D. please?

evenshade(8)July 24, 2014

My sister in law sent me this photo and I know I should recognize it but I don't. The only description other than the image is..."it's a large shrub" and that it's growing in South Bend, IN. Sorry. Thank you in advance.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

the round leaves always remind me of cotoneaster ...

but that is a guess..

defining 'large'.. might also help ... i am thinking.. over 10 feet????

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 10:27AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

There's no indication of scale in the picture but compare with various Cotoneaster species.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 10:28AM
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evenshade(8)

Thank you both very much!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 10:52PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Where is the shrub located? My first thought was of Natal plum.!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 11:24PM
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evenshade(8)

South Bend, Indiana.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 5:10PM
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aurorawa(8B)

I am going to have to go with natal plum (Carrisa macrocarpa), as well. From my recollection, the fruit of most cotoneaster is grouped together, in bunches, or there is more abundant fruit than natal plum. Leaves don't quite match cotoneaster.

Here is a link that might be useful: carissa macrocarpa

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 7:08PM
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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

Not natal plum. NP's leaves are opposite, or nearly so, shiny bright green with a small terminal spine. My first impression was also cotoneaster, but I don't have time to check into the id right now.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 9:33PM
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