Plant ID forum: Need to ID this plant

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Name: Andrea Reagan
Astatula, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Kevalsha
Feb 9, 2018 6:46 AM CST
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Is this an Ixora plant?

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Feb 9, 2018 8:18 AM CST
It made me think of Ardisia elliptica:
Shoebutton Ardisia (Ardisia elliptica)

And another plant I don't know very well, Photinia. This is one of many represented in the database: Red-Tipped Photinia (Photinia 'Fraseri')

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Name: Beverly
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vitrsna
Feb 9, 2018 9:47 AM CST
Very possibly an Ixora plant. If it blooms you will know for sure. I have never seen one grown as a house plant. You can compare with the photo below growing in my garden. There are a few different species. The one in the photo below is Ixora coccinea. You might be able to grow it outside but i think the general zones are 10 and 11.


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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Feb 9, 2018 11:59 AM CST
That Ixora has distinctly opposite leaves, Photinia and Ardisia do not. What is the leaf arrangement on the plant in question?
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Name: Andrea Reagan
Astatula, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Kevalsha
Feb 9, 2018 2:49 PM CST
Thank to all of you I wanted to believe it was an Ixora but porkpal has given me food for thought. I would be inclined to believe it is a shoebutton ardisia elliptica.

This plant was given to me in the container it is in. I am going to transplant it to the garden and wait for it to bloom.

Thanks again, I really appreciate it.
Kevalsha
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 10, 2018 9:03 AM CST
My eyesight isn't the greatest but I think I see alternate leaf arrangement on one stem of the plant in question, which would rule out Ixora. It looks a lot like Shoebutton Ardisia which along with A. crenata is listed as a Category I non-native invasive and prohibited here in Florida. Until you can get an exact identification I'd advise against planting it in the garden.


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http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabit...
https://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/pl...
http://www.fnai.org/Invasives/...
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Name: Andrea Reagan
Astatula, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Kevalsha
Feb 10, 2018 8:01 PM CST
Thanks plantladylin I will have to get rid of it. I am now into native plants.
Kevalsha

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