BLE ID from Van.Isl.

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  1. LPN

    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I should know these as they look very familiar. Two BLE's (Broad Leaf Evergreen) from zone 8 Vancouver Island.

    First one appears to be in bud. Second one has very pronounced leaf veins.
     

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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    1. maybe Umbellularia californica
    2. I was kind of thinking Heptacodium, but no, looks more like Cinnamomum.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Agree with Eric's identifications. The Oregon myrtle is going to get hugely larger than it is now, the other may freeze out at some point.
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    1. Umbellularia californica
    2. Cinnamomum camphora

    I knew I'd seen these before, but not routinely here. Thanks for the ID and confirmation.
    Cheers.
     
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    1. Sorry should have got Umbellularia californica we used to grow it

    . UMBELLULARIA  CALIFORNICA 17-02-2011 15-15-20.JPG UMBELLULARIA  CALIFORNICA 27-03-2011 15-06-10.JPG
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    There's ~250 species of Cinnamomum, I'd be inclined to suspect this is one other than the rather tender C. camphorum.
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I wondered the same. I did check around at ground level for an ID tag, but didn't see anything. At least I now know the genus.
    Cheers.
     

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