Plant A: Need a close-up photo to ID.
Plant B: Yes, it is a Privet and considered a weed/invasive plant.
Plant C: Chinese Privet but not considered weedy.
Plant D: Chinese Privet will often grow on soil surface.
Plant E: Abelia which is considered a good, trouble-free, long-blooming
Plant F: Japanese Aucuba which needs full or part-shade.
There is an old, proven rule regarding the existing landscape of newly
bought property. Wait and view the plants for one year before removing any
live plants. What looks bad now may look like a star later.
Can anyone identify these plants?
I posted a higher res picture, if it isn't clear enough I will take a
better picture today.
It is ironic then that B is considered invasive, yet C is the one that
is spreading. My wife dug them up once or twice and they keep coming
back. I would like more of B, it grows very quickly and makes a good
Too bad it's ugly, or at least mine is. There are two other plants that
keep trying to use the Abelia as a host. I have cut them out but they
are persistant. The Abelia sits next to an unidentified Holly which
makes it look worse. The Holly is evergreen, shiny, shapes well and
looks somewhat regal. The Abelia is a chaotic looking bush that looks
even worse when it drops it's leaves in the fall, just ugly.
Any advice about getting rid of the parasitic plants or helping the
Abelia is welcome. The pictures I saw on the web look much different
than the scraggly beast I have.
We've actually been here 4 years, but most of that time I was working
70-80 hrs week and I didn't know or care we had plants. I finally got
sick of working more and earning less and quit, after a while I started
noticing these plants we have, LOL.
Plant A: I checked the new close-up but these old eyes cannot pick up the
details of the leaves and how they are attached. Sorry. Are those white
flowers on it? What is your climate, North, Southeast, Northeast, Midwest?
Plants B, C and D: Yes, it is ironic. Plant B produces lots of seeds which
the birds love and spread undigested everywhere. Lots of problems in
forests since Privet is an exceptionally strong grower with roots to hell
and back. In this Mid-South area privet pulls are held in nature areas to
prevent privet from taking over and killing the native plants. Sale of
common privet is outlawed in some regions. The Chinese Privet is apparently
sterile. If you want to look up pictures, Plant B is probably Ligustrum
amurense (Amur Privet) and Plant C and D is Ligustrum sinense (Chinese
Plant E is not great for foundation planting; most people would want
something evergreen. There is no work-free way to get weed growth out of
the center of a shrub. Fall or spring you could cut back the Abelia to
about 6 inches and then chop out the weed part. I have a problem here with
Bermuda Grass growing in ground cover Junipers. I use a piece of cardboard
or several sheets of newspaper temporarily on top of the Juniper next to the
grass. Then I bend the grass over on the cardboard and spray the grass with
weed killer. Perhaps you could adapt this to your problem.
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Plant A, the white one seems to be an arrow hedge lol. Actually, I think plant
B may be a myoporum, according to what you describe, but I would have to see
better. Hard to tell from the pics.
http://www.cuyamaca.net/oh170/Thumbnail_Pages/Myoporum_laetum.asp may help
Plant C D and E are very familiar, but I can't think of the names right now.
I'll be at a nursery this week and will spot it, I'm sure. The one you like (f)
looks like a Gold Dust plant http://plantsdatabase.com/go/130/
Be sure to check http://plants.usda.gov/gallery.html for more help.
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