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North Carolina (Zone 8b)
Sayl13
Apr 9, 2020 11:23 AM CST
I have no idea what this bush in the yard is. The spread is probably at least five feet right now, and it's maybe four/five feet tall.
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Apr 9, 2020 7:18 PM CST
HI Sayl13:

Show us the whole plant.

Then show additional details, ever closer, from several directions. It is always helpful to see how leaves are attached to stems.

Those leaves look similar to oak leaves, but I can't tell if that is an herbaceous plant or a woody perennial from the singular picture presented.
John
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Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 9, 2020 8:00 PM CST
I also thought it looked like oak of some sort.
Porkpal
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
CPPgardener
Apr 9, 2020 9:05 PM CST
To me the leaves look horribly chewed and not oak like at all. A little more shiny/plastic-y, kinda holly-ish. Is there some kind of holly it resembles guys?

Whatever it is it's devastating all the leaves, even the new ones. A shot of some old unchewed leaves might help more.
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North Carolina (Zone 8b)
Sayl13
Apr 10, 2020 11:50 AM CST
ViburnumValley said:HI Sayl13:

Show us the whole plant.

Then show additional details, ever closer, from several directions. It is always helpful to see how leaves are attached to stems.

Those leaves look similar to oak leaves, but I can't tell if that is an herbaceous plant or a woody perennial from the singular picture presented.



I just have pictures from my sister (who is trimming the overgrown bushes along the fence) but here they are: (there are what look like little tiny rainbow caterpillars on some of the leaves?)



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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 10, 2020 11:54 AM CST
No longer looks like oak to me.
Porkpal
North Carolina (Zone 8b)
Sayl13
Apr 10, 2020 12:13 PM CST
porkpal said:No longer looks like oak to me.


Now that she's cut away a lot of the destroyed leaves the bush looks completely different.
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
CPPgardener
Apr 10, 2020 5:23 PM CST
No longer looks like holly either. Confused Leaves seem very lightly tomentose.
Maybe some kind of Baccharis?
Is this a native plant or a garden ornamental?

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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Apr 11, 2020 7:53 AM CST
I'm thinking Baccharis halimifolia too.
John
North Carolina (Zone 8b)
Sayl13
Apr 11, 2020 8:06 AM CST
I've never noticed it flower during any season, but I also don't think it's been taken care of since the previous home owner passed. I know she planted a lot of the bushes around the yard, but I honestly don't know if she had planted these or if they just grew on the property. Her kids were already adults so they didn't know either. Whatever it is, it's a lot healthier looking now and the ladybugs, caterpillars, and butterflies seem to love it. I live on a coastal area of North Carolina if that helps at all?
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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porkpal
Apr 11, 2020 11:32 AM CST
Ah, yes. It grows wild here - especially along the railroad tracks.
Porkpal

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