Plant ID forum: I love the look of this shrub, what is it?

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Name: Kevin
Missouri City, TX (Zone 9a)
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Kevs
Feb 18, 2017 6:18 PM CST
Good evening everyone. I saw this in a parking lot not too far from me. I love the way it looks but I have no idea what it is. Can anyone help?
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Name: greene
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greene
Feb 18, 2017 6:24 PM CST
Maybe a Podocarpus? (I'm guessing.)
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obliqua
Feb 18, 2017 6:27 PM CST
Looks like potentilla.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 18, 2017 6:30 PM CST
It reminds me of Pittosporum: https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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porkpal
Feb 18, 2017 6:50 PM CST
I thought Pittosporum too.
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Henhouse
Feb 18, 2017 8:59 PM CST
I don't think Pittosporum.. I'm thinking dwarf bottlebrush. Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'


or possibly a non- dwarf that's been sheared regularly.
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
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XiaoLong
Feb 18, 2017 9:45 PM CST
Henhouse said:I don't think Pittosporum.. I'm thinking dwarf bottlebrush. Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'


or possibly a non- dwarf that's been sheared regularly.


agree. it looks like callistemon Smiling
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Feb 19, 2017 1:04 AM CST
I thought bottlebrush too. Flowers would be nice to see.
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Calsurf73
Feb 19, 2017 1:29 AM CST
I agree with Henhouse and the rest who say Little John Callistemon.
If you enlarge the OP's picture you can barely see remnants of a red flower towards the bottom right of the photo...which look like Callistemon L.J.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 19, 2017 7:55 AM CST
Y'all have better eyes than I do and sometimes I forget to enlarge photos. Green Grin! Here's are close up shots of C. citrinus for comparison:

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Name: Kevin
Missouri City, TX (Zone 9a)
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Kevs
Feb 19, 2017 3:29 PM CST
When I took the picture it wasn't blooming. Next time I go over there I'll look but I am thinking the bottlebrush. They are spectacular plants, I found one today at a local nursery that was small and would grow. I'm thinking of going back for it when I have time to plant. Thank you everyone for helping!!! Thank You!
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Feb 19, 2017 5:10 PM CST
I agree with all that have said Callistemon 'Little John'. Aside from its dwarf form, it also has a very slight silvery/gray cast to the leaves (that I can see in the pics) that help ID it from other varieties.

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