Plant ID forum: Ligustrum or Lagerstroemia; for ID

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Shell
Aug 4, 2015 11:21 PM CST
This is also growing on the side of my house. I think it's pretty, but I have NO idea how to search for what it is. If it's something worth keeping, I need to transplant it. (the plant is woody, about 3 feet tall at this point. The one in the foreground - not the trumpet vine)
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Aug 5, 2015 5:18 AM CST
Maybe a Ligustrum,
http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=ligustrum&button=

Ligustrum vulgare?
https://www.google.be/search?q=ligustrum+vulgare&rlz=1C1CHWA...
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Aug 5, 2015 12:34 PM CST
or perhaps crepe myrtle?
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plantladylin
Aug 5, 2015 12:46 PM CST
It does look a lot like Ligustrum, here's another for comparison: Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense)
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stone
Aug 5, 2015 3:27 PM CST
Ditto on invasive privet.
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JRsbugs
Aug 5, 2015 3:38 PM CST
There's a strong branch shooting vertically at the back which looks like a young stem of Lagerstroemia indica with alternate leaves on the following link ..

http://www.arbolesyarbustos.com/index.php?id=30&id_img=2&lan...

The other leaves don't quite look the same (maybe the angle?), although this plant can have opposite leaves too which I think the vertical branch has.

http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/lain8.htm

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flaflwrgrl
Aug 6, 2015 8:15 PM CST
@Shell
Can you get a close up shot of the leaves both top & underside please? Also the stems? That would go a long way in helping to ID it.
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Shell
Aug 6, 2015 10:41 PM CST
Thank you for your replies, everyone! As soon as the weather clears up, I will take more pics. Smiling

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