Plant ID forum: Plant ID - I want one!

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May 26, 2017 2:35 AM CST
Hi all,

I could use some help (and maybe some advice after that).

I'd like some pruned/sculpted shrubs, but don't want to go with Junipers. I saw these two which I really like the look and shape of. Can you help me ID them?

Not sure if it's possible, but what I'd like is to have them a similar style, but only 2.5 to 4 feet tall.

Thank you!
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May 26, 2017 1:16 PM CST
Let me know if I need to provide more info :-)
Name: Sue
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May 26, 2017 2:00 PM CST
Maybe Photinia? If you don't live near where those plants are, your location would help so that we know what might work for you.
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May 26, 2017 2:06 PM CST
Yep. My first (and only) thought was Red Tip Photinia. They grow like crazy here but don't think I've ever seen a sculpted one. Usually see them as very tall privacy hedges.

If that's what your plant is, then depending on where you live and the growing conditions, red tip photinia is susceptible to Entomosporium leaf spot, which is caused by the fungus Entomosporium maculatum. From what I've read this seems to affect Red Tip Photinia (Photinia x fraseri) grown as hedges. Be sure to check out the various articles on the web.

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May 27, 2017 3:32 PM CST


Man, that heavy pruning really chews up the leaves! Thumbs down
I call these Dr Seuss shrubs.
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