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what is the tall shrub in this pic

Posted by tc2013 ontario (My Page) on
Thu, May 16, 13 at 18:07

Can anyone recognize the taller shrubs that are on the ends? The leaves have not come out yet cause its spring, but I can tell you that the leaves are greenish yellow in colour in the summer.

I know that there is one particular plant in the neighbourhood that I have loved for the last couple of years. I drove around a few days ago and I think its the one in the above pic. But are there other shrubs/bushes that are dense and have small yellow leaves. I'm looking for a new plant for my backyard and I would like something pretty that also provides privacy (without flowers or fruits - don't want to deal with bees/bugs).

Thanks!


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RE: what is the tall shrub in this pic

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, May 16, 13 at 21:10

Badly pruned and too far away.


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Vicary Privet.....Ligustrum x. vicaryi.


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Thank you for the id. I've googled vicary privet and I'm pretty sure thats the one. Thanks!


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I'm still looking for something for my backyard. I've posted my question on another forum. If anyone can suggest something, I'd appreciate it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Looking for a tall-shrub/small-tree


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Wichita Blue Juniper? I'm of a mind one needs privacy 12 months a year.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wichita Blue Juniper


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Thanks saltcedar!
I agree with you on privacy but I love the rustling of leaves in summer time. Since summers in Ontario are so short and that is the time when we really do enjoy our backyard, I do want to get some summer plants.


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You have a point about the leaves, but having grown up in the
upper Midwest I never understood the desire to look at bare
branches all Winter. Now I have mostly evergreen plants that
have more "Winter interest" than any deciduous plant ever had.


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, May 20, 13 at 18:35

Can't beat quaking aspen for rustling.

Or quaking.


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@saltcedar. We are not home much during the day to truly enjoy the evergreens in the backyard. But I do see your point.

@bboy. I googled quaking aspen and I've looked at some pics. Although I'm not certain, I think those are the trees that are behind our backyard fence growing in the wild area. They are always 'shimmering' even when there is no breeze. I absolutely love them.


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