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Need name for shrub

Posted by summerstar Z7VA (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 17, 10 at 13:30

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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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 ..


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

Here is a link that might be useful: link

RE: Need name for shrub

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

RE: Need name for shrub

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

RE: Need name for shrub

Yes, it looks like a privet to me.

RE: Need name for shrub

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???

RE: Need name for shrub

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.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to embed a picture

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