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shotgunshine
Apr 19, 2017 5:37 PM CST
This is the most stunning thing on the new lot I bought. But what is it?
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Apr 19, 2017 6:08 PM CST
Hi shotgunshine, Welcome!

Can you tell us what part of the country this plant is growing? That might help narrow down an exact ID. That being said, it somewhat reminds me of Walter's Viburnum (Viburnum obovatum)

More images here for comparison: http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/trees...

I've proposed to move this page over to the Plant Identification forum where more members will view it so hopefully someone will be able to give you an exact ID soon.
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shotgunshine
Apr 19, 2017 7:05 PM CST
I am about 25 miles north of Mammoth Cave National Park, in Kentucky.
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Apr 20, 2017 12:51 AM CST
Looks like Ligustrum sp.......common name Privet.
I hate the smell from the open flowers.....it reminds me of cat pee!

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Apr 20, 2017 5:04 AM CST
Thumbs up Silversurfer! It indeed does look like Ligustrum; which is considered an invasive pest plant in many areas. The two types found in Kentucky and considered pests:
Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense)
Common Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

More information:
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/kywoodl...
http://www.gri.msstate.edu/ipa...
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shotgunshine
Apr 20, 2017 8:51 AM CST
Thank you Plantladylin, Silversurfer, I have a Chinese Privet.
I'm so glad I found this forum, and deeply appreciate your quick help(s).

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