Hedge ID

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by SusieS, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. SusieS

    SusieS Active Member

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    Photo was taken yesterday in New Westminster, BC. Lovely full hedge with leaves that measure approximately 2.5 inches by .5 inch with delicate white flower clusters. Hedge height was just over 4 feet. Thank you!
     

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

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    Osmanthus x burkwoodii
     
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    Thank you Eric! It makes a beautiful hedge.:)
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes it's a very good plant. It does very well in this region.
     
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    Looks like Ligustrum vulgare to me...
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, Tyrlych has a better ID. I just confirmed this with Douglas Justice, Curator of Collections. I am not really a trained botanist, I just know a lot of plants and the one I thought is very common in the area and looks similar. Ligustrum has thinner leaves and a looser inflorescence. They both are fragrant.

    Darn, the one time I did not preface my ID with, "looks like" or "might be".
     
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    Thank you Tyrlych and Eric!
     

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