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Aug 11, 2018 4:28 PM CST
I have been looking for this plant. It has long leaves and I found picture online:

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This plant makes a great hedge, I have it in my backyard. I was wondering what the name was. I believe it grows small white flowers once a year with tiny blue berries. This is the photo:

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Name: Lin Vosbury
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Aug 11, 2018 5:33 PM CST
Hi amateurplanter, Welcome!

I'm not certain but #1 reminds me of Phormium tenax 'Rainbow Maiden'

#2 looks vaguely familiar but the name isn't coming to mind right now.
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Aug 11, 2018 11:16 PM CST
Agree the firs is a Phormium.
Not sure of your second plant, it reminds me of common myrtle a little.
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Aug 12, 2018 4:32 PM CST
I agree - first looks like Phormium, maybe 'Pink Stripe'
The second looks like Luma apiculata.
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Aug 13, 2018 12:57 PM CST
Thank you @plantladylin, @tofitropic, @islander for your blazing fast responses. The first is definitely a phormium plant and I do believe the second one is the common myrtle @tofitropic. The reason I was curious to know the name of the second plant was I found three baby plants of this kind growing in random locations in the backyard and I was thinking of transferring them to 5 gallon buckets, letting them grow bigger and then adding them to my currently existing hedge. I will post picks of the random baby plants that have sprouted up. Once again, Thank You! for your responses.
Name: Renate
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Aug 13, 2018 1:05 PM CST
If the second one is myrtle/luma, then the crushed leaves will have a pleasantly sweet aromatic smell.
Aug 13, 2018 1:10 PM CST
@urbanplantswoman, very interesting I will try this. Thank you
Aug 13, 2018 1:19 PM CST
Do you think it would be alright to transport these plants. These are the 3 baby common myrtle plants I found that have sprouted:

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