Plant ID forum: What shrub? Help please.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 7, 2013 6:49 PM CST
This is growing in zone 8 north central Fl. & the photos were taken in the last day or two. The shrubs are deciduous -- I know that. The blooms have a wonderful sweet scent & are reminiscent of what ligustrum blooms smell like. A pretty powerful fragrance for such tiny blooms. There is no irrigation there & it's way too far for any hose to reach so these are mighty tough shrubs! Other than a little bit of high shade for an hour or two per day these shrubs get beat up by full sun from dawn till dark.




These tiny blooms are snow white & are so small my camera is not able to get close up enough to show all the detail. The blooms have 4 petals. In the photo I chose a strange growth of all green (throwback) to show the blooms to better advantage as they get washed out against the variegation.


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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 7, 2013 6:58 PM CST
I'd like to know, too. It looks really familiar, just can't place it.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
May 7, 2013 7:07 PM CST
Looks like a Variegated Euonymus.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 7, 2013 7:57 PM CST
I knew you would call it Jay. I tip my hat to you.
I doubt that I will ever be able to positively ID the particular variety so how do I put it in the db? I can't find the parent plant. Can you give me some direction please?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 8, 2013 10:28 AM CST
I don't see a parent plant for it but I agree it does look to be a Euonymus japonicus ... maybe you could put it in the (I think) 3rd listing down for E. japonicus):

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Euonymus+japonicu...
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 8, 2013 7:25 PM CST
Thanks Lin, I will check it out. Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 8, 2013 7:51 PM CST
*Blush* Oops ... since there's no parent plant entry I'm not sure where it should go. I'd think since it is E. japonicus that's where it should be placed. But ya know, if that's wrong it will probably be declined. Green Grin!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 8, 2013 8:30 PM CST
I think you're on the right track. I will research it & see what can be found out. Just need to get the time to research it. Got really busy all of a sudden.
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