Need name for shrub

summerstar(Z7VA)September 17, 2010

This spring a local retailer planted several green and white, small leafed, moderately sized shrubs. It does not seem to flower. It's taller than wide, standing about 4 feet high by 3 feet wide. It grows kinds of spikey looking, with it's branches sticking out like a porcupine. These shrubs don't get much attention, but they look healthy and have grown well in spite a very hot summer and in the blazing sun all day. Does anyone know what shrub this could be? I can't even guess it's name. Thanks much.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Picture?

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 1:40PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

yes.. a pic is necessary ...

but a WAG [google the def.] ... would be some kind of euonymus .... check the link

i should not be in that form.. but who knows.. lol ..

ken

ps: a good confirmation would be scale... lol ....

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 2:01PM
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summerstar(Z7VA)

I just took some pictures of the shrub I'm asking about. This should help. Hope I can add these alright; it's my first attempt!

It looks like the link is here, but I wanted to display the pictures. Don't know what I overlooked.

Anyway seeing the bush should help. Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Summer Garden 2010

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 4:50PM
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esh_ga

Looks like variegated chinese privet. Not my favorite ...

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 8:17PM
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forensicmom

Yes, it looks like a privet to me.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 8:40PM
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summerstar(Z7VA)

I don't know much about privets . . . variegated or other. What don't you like about them?

Can anyone give me directions on how to download a picture right into my post? Someone had a link once on how to do that and I read it, but had problems figuring it out. The link posted okay, but the picture didn't. Anyone with clearer directions on how to add a picture into the post???

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 6:10PM
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esh_ga

Chinese privet is the most invasive plant in the southeastern US. It has invaded forests and natural areas like no other plant, out-competing native plants and reducing diversity wherever it dominates. Many natural areas are now forced to hold "Privet Pull" events, using up volunteer time and effort just to get rid of the stuff.

Some folks say that the variegated form does not set seed (which is a primary means of spreading thanks to birds), but it does - I have one in my neighborhood right now with seed on it.

Below is a link about how to embed a picture in a post.

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    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 8:51PM
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