Plant ID forum: need an ID on a bush that's turning into a tree!!!!!

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Jul 23, 2012 7:34 PM CST
When I got this plant it was in a pot.it came from my moma's funeral (12yrs.sept).The bush started getting bigger than i wanted in the house and back then i knew nothing about plants.I was to busy riding,training and teaching my girls to ride horse's.

I thought it would stay a small little bush. Confused Sad It is planted next to some steps if someone could tell me what it is and some info on pruning or even moving it,so it can do it's thing unrestricted.I'm scared the roots have grown under the building.

An ID would be a good place to start or a good link if anyone knows one. I tip my hat to you. Thumb of 2012-07-24/jojoe/f2a29d
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 2, 2012 4:50 AM CST
Did you ever get an ID on this? If not, you might try the ID forum.

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Sep 4, 2012 12:58 PM CST
I agree thank you
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 20, 2012 9:57 AM CST

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I'm thinking Photinia of some sort. Perhaps Red Tipped Photinia.

Red-Tipped Photinia (Photinia x fraseri)
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Sep 20, 2012 12:04 PM CST
thanks Dave,now i have a starting point on some research.It really needs to be moved,but it's been there for about 10 years real close to a mobile home!!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 20, 2012 3:53 PM CST
They take to pruning very well. But it should be moved from right up against the house.
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
If a door closes look for a window!
Heucheras Plant and/or Seed Trader Hostas Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Cactus and Succulents
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jojoe
Sep 20, 2012 10:18 PM CST
Thanks Lynn,

Any advice on moving it without killing it??? It does seem to like full sun,the new growth has red tips and it has a lot more growth this summer with all the tree's removed,it's getting a lot more sun.


Move it when the new growth stops in the fall? I am terrified it will die if i cut the main root,i am going to have the hubby take a piece or two of underpinning down to dig it up. I have no idea how much or what size of earth to start digging around it.I am going to look it up and see what i can find on transplanting it,It was a whole lot smaller when it was put here.

Wish me luck and some good advice,i always get the great advice on ATP!!!!!!!! Group hug
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 20, 2012 10:25 PM CST
It can be trained as a flowering tree with time. Or kept as a smaller bush/hedge.
I have this one: Red-Tipped Photinia (Photinia x fraseri)
They are really tough shrubs.

Here are some great instruction on moving one. http://www.gardenguides.com/96999-transplant-photinia-shrubs...

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