Plant ID forum: Arching plant

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 27, 2013 8:42 AM CST
This one should be easy. It's an arching shrub that bloomed in the spring.
I need to move it to a better location. Thanks.


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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 27, 2013 8:51 AM CST
Is the flower trumpet shaped? The yellow flower and glossy leaves remind me of allamanda.

Bush Allamanda (Allamanda schottii)

Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 27, 2013 10:38 AM CST
@Deebie thanks for the link but that is not the same. I only have the one bad photo of the flowers. The leaves are the most distinctive part of the plant. If I were gonna give this plant a common name I would call it 'Forsythia for the Southern garden' because it blooms at about the same time as forsythia and has a similar arching habit.

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plantladylin
Aug 27, 2013 10:58 AM CST
My guess would be a variety of Allamanda too; some have arching branches: http://www.learn2grow.com/plants/allamanda/

There are a few in the database but not many photo's: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Allamanda&submit=...
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 27, 2013 11:39 AM CST
Sorry. How about Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)
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terrafirma
Aug 27, 2013 11:49 AM CST
I think the leaf structure is more like the Allamanda…Whorls of 3-5 leaves…Can bloom in 'clumps' or individually. My vote is Allamanda, possibly A.'cathartica'
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 27, 2013 1:03 PM CST
@Deebie, thank you - sometimes even the wrong answer can help a person ring the correct one!
I found it. It's a Jasminum nudiflorum/winter jasmine.
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terrafirma
Aug 27, 2013 1:13 PM CST
Well, I'll be... Blinking Congrats on the ID... Smiling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 27, 2013 1:14 PM CST
I have the Gelsemium sempervirens, and it is more vine like ... don't know why I didn't think of Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) I guess I thought it was more of a vine than a shrub too. Sure is pretty! Is the bloom fragrant?
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 27, 2013 1:19 PM CST
I don't know if it's fragrant. To tell you the truth, I was so busy I almost didn't see the flowers.
My plant needs to be moved to a better location where it can show off and spread its branches.
Thanks for all the help!
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wcgypsy
Aug 27, 2013 1:24 PM CST
Yes, indeed it is jasminum nudiflorum.....I'm still pulling out sprouts of that...lol...

We inherited a huge old mound of that in a house that we bought years ago. Yes, it does root wherever it touches...and in my zone that means it goes wild. Somehow some of it moved down here to the back property with us and yep, it's still coming up. I might add that it was so large that in taking it all out, we found a very old grove mower that had been swallowed up by the plant....lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 27, 2013 2:15 PM CST
Okay, now I am truly laughing out loud. It swallowed a mower!

We have a local swap twice a year and most of the plants are potentially ...well, invasive is such a strong work. Let's just say the plants are easy to grow and leave plenty to share for next year's swap. That's where I inherited walking iris, walking onions, and plants that make babies like Mother of Thousands and Bilbergia.

http://savannahnow.com/accent/2013-04-14/jane-fishman-first-...

Anything from the swap that I cannot readily identify I plant into one bed and let it fend for itself. (Wow, look, it's an Easter Lily!!!) Once something can be identified, I move it to a permanent location or...get rid of it by taking it back where it came from.
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