Mystery plants please help?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by RickeyS, May 30, 2007.

  1. RickeyS

    RickeyS Member

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    Hello Everyone ! This first Small tree like plant has lasted long enuf, did not want to pull it untell I found out what it is and if its eny good??



    2nd pic is something that came back this year that we was not here last year to see, But very pretty and smells good. purple plant.



    3rd pic is in my flower bed that growes my 4 O' Clocks But I am not sure what all is in this bed but the 4' O'Clocks and the 4 ' O'clocks are not coming up yet and not sure when they are coming back up or if they will.




    4th plant is kinda dark purple and has thornes and is getting out of hand I need to also know how to trim it back or what??? thanks so much for all the help Godbless from EastTexas
     

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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebifera), Platycodon, Four O'Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa), Barberry(Berberis).

    HTH
    Chris
     
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    No. 2, although the flowers look like a classic campanula bell shape, is a Platycodon (Balloon Flower). Note the distinctive balloon shape of the flowers before opening.

    What's a Four O'Clock please somebody? It's not a common name I'm familiar with.

    I'd call No.4 a Berberis. Is Barberry the same thing? Sorry, I'm not very good with common names, but I'm learning.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Mirabilis jalapa is Four O'clock and yes Barberry is the common name for Berberis.

    Regards
    Chris
     
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    Thanks Chris
     
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    THANKS TO ALL ! The Chinese Tallow is this something you would keep or pull up and do away with? Also the Berberis IS there a time to cut back are shape,, this Pretty plant is wounderful but as you can see in the pic its kinda taking over the space :).

    Thanks agian for all the help
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Ok this is off topic for this forum but maybe Daniel won't mind.
    If it were my yard in Texas I'd get rid of the Euonymus and move
    the Berberis over a few feet. Euonymus tends to get Mildew and
    scale while Berberis is usually trouble free. Tallow is very invasive
    and really should go. Barberry prunes well any time.
     
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    Thanks Buddy,,I will move this to another Forum, Sorry. Thanks for the great info
     

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