Plant ID forum: Is This Oleander?

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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Oct 7, 2016 12:52 PM CST
They planted some of these in the landscaping around my local Walmart which is about 2 miles from my house. Thought they look like oleander to me. Unless there is a hardier variety that I don't know about, they won't survive our winter outside in the ground. Guess that's why I am questioning what this plant is. Shrug!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 7, 2016 1:13 PM CST
Its not an Oleander but I'm not sure what it is. It looks SO familiar - its making me crazy.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Oct 7, 2016 1:19 PM CST
It's growing in my neighbor's yard, but I can't come up with a name either.
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Rainbow
Oct 7, 2016 1:21 PM CST
I agree...it does not look like Oleander. The leaves and flowers no where near resembles oleanders. Shrug!
Name: Thijs van Soest
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mcvansoest
Oct 7, 2016 1:37 PM CST
Check out Chilopsis linearis (Desert Willow) - the leaves look a little wide for it, but the flowers look about right.
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Oct 7, 2016 1:37 PM CST
The flowers make me think Desert Willow



We cross posted
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Name: Thijs van Soest
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mcvansoest
Oct 7, 2016 1:42 PM CST
Yes, we did but we clearly agree! :)
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 7, 2016 1:46 PM CST
I thought of Desert Willow also but the leaves are totally wrong and the flowers aren't quite right. Smiling

Still thinking...
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Name: Thijs van Soest
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mcvansoest
Oct 7, 2016 2:13 PM CST
I agree Daisy, that the leaves are not quire right, it suggests it might be a close relative...
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 7, 2016 2:34 PM CST
That (linearis) is the only species in that genus (Chilopsis) so have to step back from there. Chilopsis is related to Catalpa.......

Maybe something like this?

http://www.monrovia.com/plant-...

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Name: Sue
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sooby
Oct 7, 2016 2:35 PM CST
Could it be this, an intergeneric hybrid of Chilopsis (desert willow) and Catalpa?

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/%C3...

Cross-posted with the same idea as Daisy
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Oct 7, 2016 3:08 PM CST
My neighbor's tree is a Chitalpa. I think you've nailed it.
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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Oct 7, 2016 4:14 PM CST
Hello all and thanks for the help on finding out what this plant is. Sorry I didn't take a picture of the whole plant. The ones over by the Walmart are growing more like a bush then a tree. They have tall multi-stems 5' - 6' tall
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 7, 2016 4:31 PM CST
No, it's not oleander. I'm not sure what it is! Oleander leaves and flowers are much different.
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Name: Regina
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scflowers
Oct 7, 2016 5:57 PM CST
It looks like a Mexican petunia. Sorry, I don't know the scientific name.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 7, 2016 6:27 PM CST
The description says small tree that tends to be multi-stemmed. What is the difference between a small multi-stemmed tree and a shrub?
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Oct 7, 2016 8:23 PM CST
It probably depends upon the height of the observer.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Oct 7, 2016 9:15 PM CST

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Looks like a match!
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