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AWhite
Apr 20, 2016 1:35 PM CST
Can you please tell me what this is? Or how to prune?
Thank you
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 20, 2016 1:43 PM CST
Could it be Loripetalum? The color is a little washed out, but it looks like the leaf shape is the same, and the color also.
Fringe Flower (Loropetalum)
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 20, 2016 4:22 PM CST
@AWhite Welcome to Garden.org. I should have noticed that you were new here. Hope this is your mystery plant. Let us know what zone you're in. If this is your shrub, you really don't need to trim it unless it gets much bigger. Check out the ID by clicking on the highlighted plant's name in my first post.
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plantladylin
Apr 20, 2016 5:48 PM CST
Hi AWhite, Welcome from me too! My first thought before enlarging the photo was maybe Hawaiian Snowbush (Breynia disticha) but now that I've seen larger views, I too think it might be a variety of Loropetalum; check out some of the photos in the database for comparison: http://garden.org/plants/brows...
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 20, 2016 7:35 PM CST
Welcome! I agree loropetalum , Chinese Fringe plant. Pretty bright pink fring-y flowers in the spring and fall. I hack away at mine but keeping a wild natural look to it instead of trimmed up and polished. I have seen them get as high as 12 feet tall! But to keep them tight and compact, trim as you would any other bush. In order to keep mine at the height I want they will eventually have that polished pruned looked to it.
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DaisyI
Apr 20, 2016 8:33 PM CST
Unless the deer take a liking to them. Then they grow much shorter. Smiling
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