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Dec 31, 2017 4:18 PM CST
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Berkeley, ca
This came with my new house and deciding to keep it or not. Help! Thank you.
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Dec 31, 2017 8:36 PM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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I don't know but I want to mention that it looks like it's awfully close to the wall that I'm guessing is your house. Could just be the angle of the picture.
Dec 31, 2017 8:56 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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I don't know what it is either. But if your don't like it, get rid of it.
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Dec 31, 2017 9:39 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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Looks familiar to me, but I can't come up with a name. Any shrub/ tree planted that close to your foundation can be a problem. I have a row of Raphiolepis across the front of my mobile home that were there when I moved in 30 some years ago, and aside from painting, they have never caused a problem, but they haven't caused any other issues. Some can cause problems with a foundation though.
Jan 1, 2018 2:29 AM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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You might want to wait to make a decision. The red/purple/maroon (I'm not good with colors) plant in front of the tree looks like some type of Barberry. There are so many that I wouldn't know which one. But if conditions (sun, soil, water) are right for it, I think you'll have a pretty shrub.

I was searching our Plants Database for 'barberry' and there are screens and screens of pictures. Extremely varied. But you might pull up a few of the ones that have purplish colors in the thumbnails. Or someone may hop on here and totally correct me.

So anyway, welcome to NGA. And Happy New Year!
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Jan 1, 2018 9:51 AM CST

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Could it be Phillyrea latifolia?

Mock Privet (Phillyrea latifolia)
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