What is it, please ?

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  1. JPierre

    JPierre Active Member 10 Years

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    Seen in a friend's garden but without a label...
    evergreen shrub.
    The stem is red.
    Thanks for your help.
     

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  2. JPierre

    JPierre Active Member 10 Years

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    Could it be AZARA please ?
     
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    I'd lean more towards Arbutus unedo. Not familiar with Azara species, but the pictures don't look quite right to me.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Doesn't look like Arbutus unedo either!
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    We're not doing so well yet. Are there any flower buds? And can you post a photo of the whole shrub? How large are those leaves?
     
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    Douglas Justice Well-Known Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    Doesn't look ericaceous to me. Azaras typically have a leaf-like stipule opposite each leaf along the stem. Maybe Escallonia, although one would typically see evidence of glands (some scale would be helpful, a close-up of the spent flowers, or a shot of the whole plant...)
     

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