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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:24 pm    Post subject: evergreen plant id Reply with quote

we have this evergreen plant in our garden and wanted a similar evergreen plant for another corner.

what is it and is it a shrub or a tree?

thanks!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How interesting.
Lovely plant.

I always think of a tree as growing from a single trunk.
Shrubs are normally shorter, bushier, multi stemmed.
But a shrub can grow so large it then becomes a tree.

I believe your shrub /tree is a Pittosporum sp
One I have never seen before.
Compare it to Pittosporum eugenioides variegatum.
I would love to see a close up pics of your flowers when they are fully open.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Pittosporum+eugenioides+%27Variegatum%27.&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIu8bB2c3LAhUBzxQKHVqCC44Q_AUIBygB&biw=1536&bih=728#imgrc=IXjciVxg4BdAhM%3A

https://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/pittosporum-eugenioides-variegatum

http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/pittosporum-cultivars.html
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks silver surfer.

i will send in some pictures when in flower.

we have another pittosporum near this one with smaller leaves and darker branches.

we have some thorny tress between the pittosporums. any thoughts on what these might be?

and another plant with small leaves and a small pink flower which was running along a trellis along another wall.

thanks again



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other Pittosporum.
Looks like Pittosporum tenuifolium variegata.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Pittosporum+tenuifolium+%E2%80%98Variegata%E2%80%99&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjf3K76s8_LAhWFPBQKHVZ8AXQQ_AUIBygB&biw=1600&bih=777


Thorny 1 and 2

Chaenomeles possibly.
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https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=chaenomeles+evergreen&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj4zJiis8_LAhUHORQKHfJoDm0Q_AUIBygB&biw=1920&bih=943


small ping flower in middle

This looks like a deciduous Cotoneaster

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cotoneaster+flowers&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi59vCQss_LAhXLVxoKHWs_ChkQ_AUIBygB&biw=1536&bih=728#tbm=isch&q=cotoneaster+horizontalis++winter
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks silver surfer!

the cotoneaster looks spot on but i'm not sure about the thorny one.

we saw some pittosporum in tullys nurseries today but the largest were about 30cms.

if we wanted to grow another one would a garden center be the best route?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi crol

The thorny plants are a Pyracantha species, aka firethorn. Vicious plant but keeps people out. The Cotoneaster looks like Cotoneaster horizontalis, nice winter colour, may self seed. good plant for birds and winter feeding
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second Pittosporum looks like Pittosporum garnettii, could be wrong though. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks honey monster!

i think you are right on the firethorn and (having pruned it) i would agree on the vicious part.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silver surfer wrote:

I believe your shrub /tree is a Pittosporum sp
One I have never seen before.
Compare it to Pittosporum eugenioides variegatum.
I would love to see a close up pics of your flowers when they are fully open.


flowering now with a nice citrus smell.



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb clear pic...many thanks.

The common name is Lemonwood.
Wiki says ...." It has highly fragrant clusters of attractive yellow-cream flowers in spring, followed by distinctive black seed capsules"

Beautiful shrub.

Looks a perfect match!

http://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/2011/10/30/Kell/038614.jpg
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