Plant ID forum: Fall color

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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Nov 26, 2014 8:31 AM CST
My neighbor planted this many years ago. I think it has hummingbird in it's common name and is a tender perennial...although has survived the tough conditions in the xeriscaped bed. I am zone 8a
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Nov 26, 2014 9:09 AM CST
Possibly Hamelia patens

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 26, 2014 9:16 AM CST
I can't see the stems or leaves well but Moonhowl may be right, it could be Firebush (Hamelia patens) which also has the common name of Hummingbird Bush.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Nov 26, 2014 3:48 PM CST
Looks like Euonymus alatus.
Burning bush...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 26, 2014 4:00 PM CST
@stone, I think you are spot on with that ID.

Anna: Check out some of the photos in the database of Burning Bush (Euonymus): http://garden.org/plants/searc...
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Nov 26, 2014 4:46 PM CST
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I thought the Hamelia sounded familiar, but it doesn't flower. Possibly it was mislabel from the start.The Burning Bush matches better. The height is about 4 '. Thankyou oh wise ones!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 26, 2014 4:56 PM CST
Yeah, that close up of the leaves sure looks more like Euonymus to me.
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Name: Deb
Planet Earth, Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Dec 2, 2014 8:53 PM CST
Euonymus will have a squared winged stem, which is another clue for you.
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Dec 4, 2014 7:58 AM CST
What does that mean?
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Dec 4, 2014 8:22 AM CST
Anna, I'm not good at explaining but maybe these diagrams will help: http://wildflowerfinder.org.uk...

Photos of plants with square winged stems: https://www.google.com/search?...

And some photos of Euonymus stems, leaves: http://www.nps.gov/plants/alie...
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Dec 14, 2014 11:01 AM CST
I understand now. Thankyou for the links!

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