Plant ID forum: International

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May 7, 2016 11:37 PM CST
My daughter had recently emigrated to Australia and is trying to identify this shrub . Can anyone help?
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May 8, 2016 4:48 PM CST
Hi Cyndi, and welcome. Even though we changed our name recently, we are still an international site, so your daughter is welcome to post here, too. If she could post a picture of the whole shrub, and also tell us what part of Australia she is living in, that will narrow the possibilities quite a bit. (Tasmania is a VERY different climate than Queensland . . for example).

We'd also like to know if the bush is evergreen or if it is losing its leaves going into winter down there. The height of the shrub and if it is growing in sun or shade also will help to know. Are the flowers fragrant? They look a little bit like a type of jasmine. But pink? Maybe not.

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May 8, 2016 5:49 PM CST
It may be a form of Rhaphiolepis maybe R. indica or a cultivar of it. Welcome! to the NGA.
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May 8, 2016 11:51 PM CST
Having looked at your suggestion, I think that you are right. Thank you for your help..

May 8, 2016 11:54 PM CST
Thank you for getting back to me as it's the first time that I have used the site. Someone has suggested that it's a rhaphiolepis and having had a look I think that it's spot on.

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