Plant ID forum: what kind of tree or shrub is this?

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Sacramento California
newgardener101
Jan 26, 2018 6:39 PM CST
Can someone please tell me what this kind of greenery is?
A neighbor gave it to me and it was in a pot but I took it out of the pot. I think it needs
to be planted in the ground or in a bigger pot. The last 2 weeks it has been out of the pot I noticed it is growing greenery on it and budding little yellow flowers like on it.
I appreciate any information someone has about this tree or shrub?

new gardener here in Sacramento California

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jan 26, 2018 7:35 PM CST
It's cute, but I don't know what it is. It would probably like to be planted in the ground.
Porkpal
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Jan 26, 2018 9:26 PM CST
This one was growing in the Historic City Cemetery in Sacramento but it was unfortunately removed.

Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Sacramento California
newgardener101
Jan 26, 2018 9:36 PM CST
Thank You! it is very pretty! Hope I can get mine half as nice. Acorn
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Jan 26, 2018 10:57 PM CST
I'm sure you can. There very tough but they do get a bit scraggly looking if you don't trim them back fairly hard every few years. Yours is blooming early as are many things this year. We haven't had much of a winter. I would suggest you cut yours back after flowering and it will quickly green up. Usually it would be cut back in the fall just as the rains begin.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Sacramento California
newgardener101
Jan 26, 2018 11:28 PM CST
I'm going to do just what you say. I think this is perfect for my front yard! I will post another photo after it's all done and grown more. Thank you for the knowledge you share. Hurray!
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
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HamiltonSquare
Jan 27, 2018 12:47 AM CST
The one in the photo was ID'd here in this forum for me too and thats why I recognized it right off the bat. Welcome to NGA.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.

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