Lovely small tree with shiny leaves and fragrant blooms

snasxs(7-8 VA)October 27, 2007

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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Can't make out what this is but its some kind of large shrub

    Bookmark   October 27, 2007 at 10:34AM
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It might be Escallonia. Not my climate though. It would help if you mention where the photo is being taken, or edit your profile to show what part of the country you live in.


    Bookmark   October 27, 2007 at 10:47AM
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Dibbit(z7b SC)

I think it is a Michelia, a magnolia relative, native to China. There are a couple of species, shrubs or trees mostly, heights ranging from 10 to 90', depending on the species. They all seem to be relatively tender - Southern Living GB recommends only two, M. figo or banana shrub and M. maudiae (too new for a common name), for the lower south (an arc running roughly from Virginia Beach to El Paso) and the rest are recommended for south of that, coastal and tropical south.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2007 at 11:37AM
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snasxs(7-8 VA)

Yes I know what it is. It is a young M figo.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2007 at 3:01PM
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    Bookmark   October 27, 2007 at 7:51PM
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