Identification: Variegated Shrub

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by Megami, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Megami

    Megami Active Member 10 Years

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    Does anyone know what this is? Grows in my front yard.

    Also.. is it okay to post identification questions in here? I tried to post in the General Gardening Question and Answer section but it wouldn't let me create a thread. I'm a little out of the loop regarding forum restructuring. Thanks.
     

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    thanrose Active Member 10 Years

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    Ligustrum sinensis.
     
  3. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I believe that it is Euonymus.
    Not sure which one. In winter the variegated leaves often develop a pink tinge to them.
     
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    I agree, it looks very like a Euonymus and you are correct of course about the pinkish tinge they develop in colder months.
     
  5. janetdoyle

    janetdoyle Active Member 10 Years

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    Would that be by any chance an Ilex crenata, a Japanese holly? There are some variegated and gold-variegated ones, I have one or two... [beginner's guess, and resorting to some of my old plant labels -- some of my plants and labels survived my first gardening attempts here, some didn't...]. Megami, I think the general gardening question forum won't accept longtime forum participants anymore, but will accept our replies -- I think -- but this one will -- and I have seen this plant everywhere in Pacific Northwest gardens -- it is irritating when one can't locate a name of a common plant! We need to establish a Thread here just called Identifications! Could the Administrator change the name of your Thread, or could you, Megami, on an edit? [So other plants can be identified here]
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Sorry Janet. Definitely not Ilex.
    Euonymus has opposite leaves.
    Ilex/Holly are alternate.

    Very sadly the old forum" Plant identification", no longer exists.
     
  7. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, this is perfectly ok -- you're a gardener in the Pacific Northwest, so any question about gardening / plants is fine.

    Please, no mega-threads. A separate thread for every identification is better.

    I'll get those prefixes in sometime soon.
     
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    janetdoyle Active Member 10 Years

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    OK, sorry, Daniel. I have a tendency to find creative round-abouts in life... I don't want to do anything that prejudices this forum, so thanks for the reminder. Separate threads it is.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Euonymus fortunei cultivar. These are very common. Local outlets will have same or similar at various times.
     

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