Living Wall Plant ID

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  1. Amanda Living Walls

    Amanda Living Walls New Member

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    Can anyone identify any of the species of plants in these living wall pictures? This is in West Vancouver, North facing. Thank you!
     

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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Image 1027: Pachysandra.
    Lovely garden spider in 1028---possibly Argiope aurantia. ?
    Coral bells (Heuchera) visible in several photos.
    Row of pots (1019; 1020; 1026) appear to contain flowering kale.

    Elsewhere: gorgeous array of ferns!
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Is that Lonicera nitida above the fern in the first photo (with the spider)?
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Not Lonicera nitida which has leaves that are opposite.
    Mystery plant has alternate leaves

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I was looking just to the left of the spider and along the left margin, also at the very top just to the right of centre, where the leaves appear to be opposite.
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    They remind me of Vaccinium ovatum leaves but they don't seem as long as the ones I'm used to seeing.

    There are also some Polypodium fronds among the others.
     
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    I agree with @togata57 and I would wager a small $ that the heuchera is Palace Purple ... I have tried all kinds of heuchera (inspired by Dan Hinkley. For Whom The Bells Toll )

    And palace Purple is the one that lives a long time and does well in north shade and wet then dry etc. (Heuchera grow wild on rocky outcrops too)

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    I wonder what this wall Looks like in winter?

    I wonder how the engineers dealt with this design idea? (Water / weight / building envelope / etc)
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Home - GSky Living Green Walls
    Scroll down to bottom of page to see 'Project Locations'---several in the area.
    Dunno if this co built this specific wall...perhaps Amanda LW or another Vancouverite could pinpoint the location and match it with map to verify.

    If so, Georgia, you just may be spot on with your Heuchera ID:
    New GSky Green Wall Beautifies West Vancouver

    The new Green Wall is 322 square feet and uses a total of 3780 different plants which all contribute to the overall aesthetic and uniqueness of the design. The plants used include:

    • Fragaria Chiloensis 'Coastal'
    • Euonymus Fortunei 'Emerald & Gold'
    • Blechnum Spicant 'Deer Fern'
    • Heuchera Micrantha 'Palace Purple'
    • Euonymus Fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'
    • Cotoneaster Dammeri 'Bearberry'
    • Dryopteris Erythrosora 'Autumn Fern'

    Link below gives some information on construction and upkeep:
    https://gsky.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/product-catalogue.pdf
    Note p 25 Simon Fraser University; p 29 Vancouver International Airport;
    p. 26 diagram

    Beautiful---impressive!
     
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    That’s very interesting
    I like the plant list

    I know of a modern style recent-build single family house in Gibsons BC area that started out with a huge gorgeous living wall — it has been thoroughly removed and powerwashed for some reason

    FOOTNOTE - For the record, in case someone from afar is reading this - the company (cited in prev post) has perhaps mistakenly? named that area of 8th Ave & Heather St (A few city blocks north of Vanc General Hospital on the south slope of False Creek) as “West Vancouver” which is a different municipality on the “North Shore” of English Bay / Burrard Inlet

    I imagine the company was trying to say “west side Vancouver” - an old distinction roughly based on Main St as the “dividing line”

    ... not to be confused with The West End (the part between Stanley Park and downtown office towers, approximately)!
     
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    I agree with Margot, the mystery plant looks very much like Vaccinium ovatum to me.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    They look opposite to me. At some of the leaf nodes, the opposing leaf is hidden from view behind the stem and other leaves so appear alternate, but elsewhere on the same shoots, the leaves are clearly in opposite pairs.
     
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    In the first frame (which has been shown twice here) Vaccinium ovatum to the left, Lonicera nitida in the center
     
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