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Sep 4, 2016 11:56 AM CST
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Please help to identify this plant: it looks like a shrub or small tree, leaves are green on one side and purple on the other. Purple little flowers and small green berries.
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Sep 4, 2016 12:11 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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This is only a wild guess. For some reason I want to say it may be a type of Eucalyptus. Thank You!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Sep 4, 2016 12:14 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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It does look a bit like Eucalyptus; what does it smell like?
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Sep 5, 2016 4:31 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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The flowers look lobelia-shaped rather than Eucalyptus though. Is this plant cultivated or growing in the wild?
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Sep 5, 2016 7:12 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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I may not be remembering correctly, but I thought that the blooms looked like my Eucalyptus - but the leaves are not the same shape.
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Sep 5, 2016 7:15 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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It's a long time since I've seen Eucalyptus growing so I Googled Eucalyptus flowers and this is what I got. I made an assumption that they wouldn't be so much different from the ID plant as this:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...
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Sep 5, 2016 7:17 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Oh, wow! I am quite certain my tree does not have blooms like those...
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Sep 5, 2016 9:52 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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I agree that the fuzzy eucalyptus blooms do not look like the blooms in the image.

@Kari,
It would be good to see more detailed photos especially of the bloom and the fruits.
Are the leaves fuzzy at all?
To my eyes the leaves look green on the front and grayish on the back; is that correct?
:thankyou:
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Sep 5, 2016 12:59 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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Could it be Vitex trifolia 'Purpurea'?

https://www.google.ca/search?q...
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Sep 5, 2016 2:07 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Looks like a good possibility to me.
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Sep 6, 2016 11:38 AM CST
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It's certainly not Eucalyptus. I think porkpal is correct - indeed looks exactly like Vitex trifolia Smiling
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Sep 6, 2016 1:10 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Sue id-ed, not I.
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