Plant ID forum→Ligustrum or Lagerstroemia; for ID

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(Zone 7a)
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 Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Aug 5, 2015 5:18 AM CST
Maybe a Ligustrum,

Ligustrum vulgare?
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Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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Aug 5, 2015 12:34 PM CST
or perhaps crepe myrtle?
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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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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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Aug 5, 2015 3:27 PM CST
Ditto on invasive privet.
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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 ..

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.

Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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Aug 6, 2015 8:15 PM CST
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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(Zone 7a)
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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