Need help identifying this shrub or tree.

whitwhit1689February 12, 2013

I've ridden by these shrubs a few times and I've never seen anything like them. I'd like to plant some of my own but I don't know what they are. Sorry for the picture quality, it's as close as I could get. I understand if the picture is not enough to go on. Thank you in advance.

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Really hard to make out but could be Mahonias. (M bealei, M japonica or one of the hybrids such as Charity or Winter Sun. ) Are they flowering now? Yellow flowers? Pinnate leaves with holly shaped leaflets?

It's a pity you did not stop and get out - the perfume in the dead of winter is fantastic.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 2:05PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

You might want to include your general location.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 2:59PM
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Yes, a location would be very helpful. I see what look like Norfolk Island pines, but if this isn't in a tropical area, then that's not what they are.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 8:23PM
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I think it's Mahonia bealei.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 10:09PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

It does look to have broad leaflets. They're definitely mahonias, anyway.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 5:52PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

hope you are not in NC.. see link ... ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 7:57PM
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