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Shrub with blooming purple berries

Posted by Hopworks none (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 8, 13 at 20:59

I have searched everywhere, well, ok, almost everywhere, for someone to ID this shrub we have in our new house's front yard.

We love the shrub! So, we should at least know what it is!

I wish I would have photographed it before I hedged it, because neat and clean, it looks like any light-green boxwood.

It produces these purple berries that turn into flowers.

Check the clipping I shot and uploaded here.I have a much higher resolution image if needed.

Thanks in advance!

PS... We want to know how to propagate it! Clippings? I want these in the back yard. I LOVE IT! THANK YOU!


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RE: Shrub with blooming purple berries

USA is a big place, whereabouts is this shrub located?

Myrtus communis perhaps?

Here is a link that might be useful: Myrtus communis

This post was edited by saltcedar on Mon, Apr 8, 13 at 22:42


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RE: Shrub with blooming purple berries

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 1:07

The flowers turned into these, not the other way around. Myrtus was my thought also.


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RE: Shrub with blooming purple berries

And mine.


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RE: Shrub with blooming purple berries

San Tan Valley, Arizona is our location. Thank you for the identification, Myrtus communis or true myrtle is definitely it.


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