Plant ID forum: Spindly shrub at our new house

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 22, 2016 1:35 PM CST
We just moved from north central Florida to a little farther south in the state, Indian River County (Sebastian, Fl) to be exact and this kinda spindly looking shrub is growing right up next to the house by our front door. It looks really familiar to me but my brain has been mush with everything going on with this move and it seems like we'll never get completely settled. Anyway, I've been walking around the property and have come across a few plants that I know I've seen here in Florida before but my brain is just not functioning on all cylinders and I'm not able to come up with the names. I'll post separately for each plant. First one is the aforementioned spindly shrub that I'd like to relocate somewhere else in the yard. It's facing east and gets very little sun because of shade from lots of oak and pine trees. My first thought is that it reminded me of a Rhododendron and then I thought possibly Viburnum but I have no clue at this point and my eyes are Blinking from looking at so many pictures. I'm thinking it's an easy one to ID so hopefully someone will recognize it.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 22, 2016 2:33 PM CST
Red Tip Photinia, perhaps?
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 22, 2016 2:37 PM CST
Makes me think of Rhaphiolepis indica that need more sun.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 22, 2016 2:54 PM CST
Wow, you guys are good!

@porkpal, it does resemble the Redtips we had at our old house:


@ctcarol, LOL, the leaves also look like Indian Hawthorne which we had at our former house ... I've just never seen any this tall or spindly looking. Green Grin!


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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 22, 2016 3:31 PM CST
Oh well. Wrong again. It wasn't only the leaves, but the way they grow at the ends of branches that made me think of Rhaphiolepis . I 've never seen one that spindly either, but usually you see them in full sun. LOL! I had to go out and look at mine, but since it just got trimmed...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 25, 2016 12:10 PM CST
Identified - Pretty certain it is Photinia x fraseri.
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