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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Help with identification of this shrub

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dave

February 27, 2001
12:58 AM

Post #1795

Can anyone identify this shrub? It's a very hardy evergreen shrub. I took these cuttings from our house in Atlanta, and I am trying to root them in a glass of water.

My journal entry is here:

http://davesgarden.com/gj/dave/viewentry/3307.html

It's a very nice and attractive verigiated design, and softwood throughout (no woody stems to speak of).

The cuttings came from a plant that is about 6 feet tall. The plant looks like this year round.

Any hints as to a name for this guy would be appreciated.

Dave

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justmeLisa
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 27, 2001
1:21 AM

Post #54506

Looks much like "Aucuba" Gold spot or dust, can't recall which one! One is Acucba japonica 'Picturata' the other is 'Variegata' .. Lisa

This message was edited Monday, Feb 26th 9:29 PM
dave

February 27, 2001
1:48 AM

Post #54517

Well done, Lisa. I looked that up (changing the genus slightly) and found pictures. They look very similar, but not exact. I may have a different species under this same genus. Shrug. This has /got/ to be this genus for sure, though.
Dave_in_Ontario

(Zone 5b)

June 3, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #6633938

Nana Variegata? I know this is an old post but...
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

June 9, 2009
12:40 PM

Post #6662772

Did you get a plant out of it ? I have had some luck sticking them in the ground ( potting soil )and keeping damp but for me , hard to root. digger
annmck
Belize
Belize

October 28, 2009
8:04 PM

Post #7217625

Could it be a type of croton? I have seen some that look similar.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 28, 2009
8:06 PM

Post #7217635

Looks like Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' (aka Gold Dust, Maculata, Puncturata) http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/130/

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2009
10:02 PM

Post #7217974

Definitely Aucuba, not Croton!

Resin
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2009
10:28 PM

Post #7218061

How many moves ago was this, Dave? Do you even still own the plant? It's fun seeing old threads pop back up, anyway. :-)
Mr_Canthus
Billingshurst
United Kingdom

October 28, 2009
11:49 PM

Post #7218313

Whether it ever has berries or not could give some kind of clue to the cultivar. But it looks like A. j. 'Variegata' to me , just going by the degree of spotiness

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #7218358

someone needs to remind the originator of this thread that we have strong policies regarding marking your threads solved! LOLROF
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 29, 2009
6:01 AM

Post #7219462

LOL!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
12:44 PM

Post #7219902

I think 8 years is past the statute of limitations, Trackinsand...grin

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #7220676

so we can't hang him out to dry? lol

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
7:08 PM

Post #7221038

Whadda ya mean WE, Kimosabe? LOL Somehow, I get the feeling we are free to TRY...grin

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #7221066

roflol!!! i thought WE are supposed to stick together!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #7221132

I will absolutely have your back, and defend your right to chastise Dave right up to the point my login stops working...grin

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
8:20 PM

Post #7221238

yeah, i would definitely stop right BEFORE i went too far (reaching that little toe out)! lol i don't want any blank screens staring me in the face...
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 29, 2009
8:27 PM

Post #7221254

hmm ... this identification thread is almost 9 years old? I wonder if Dave remembered to label his plant? I wonder if he even still has this plant? I wonder if he knows that we are here?

^_^

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
8:28 PM

Post #7221257

i would say, no, no, and yes...lol
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
9:12 PM

Post #7221367

LOL

(Really, really wanting to ask if you noticed the dog in the photo, but deciding that it would probably be safer to just hit send now instead...)

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #7221474

that wouldn't be shay dog now, would it? LOL (it's been so long, i can't remember if it was spelled shay or shea or if i'm even close!)
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
10:07 PM

Post #7221496

Shey... southwest of the monkey... LOL http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/530015/

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
10:45 PM

Post #7221626

omg, i'm going to read the whole thing tonight. what fun memories. thanks!

for any of you who haven't read this thread, you HAVE to!
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 29, 2009
11:02 PM

Post #7221691

TOO funny! What a great thread - really a hall of fame thread! You HAVE to read it!
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 29, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #7221935

ROFLMBO! I didn't even make it to the half way mark on that thread so someone please tell me, did the person ever come back to tell where exactly her dog was? I keep looking at everyone's pictures of that garden and I THINK I see a Dalmatian on the left side of the picture in the flowers! I wish I could figure out how to do the circles on the photo so I could post it, but it sure looks like a dalmatian from neck up, showing the right side of it's head and face!

Ok ... going back to read the rest of that thread! I love a good mystery! ^_^

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #7222036

i'm not telling...you HAVE to read it!

it's such a funny thread and it's bittersweet to see some of the dg'ers who posted. ginni (tgif) and donna (tuttifruitti) have both passed away. rachel (butterqueen) went mia as did patischell and a few others too. it's neat that their wit and their giggling and kookiness will be preserved forever on DG.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 30, 2009
12:25 AM

Post #7222046

I just finished reading the entire thread and was laughing so hard all the way down the page! I posted on there and bumped it up!

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #7222100

i just re-read it too! dinner was late...
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 30, 2009
3:35 AM

Post #7222705

I thought I was posting here but posted on the other thread ... I KNOW I'm seeing a dog! Flowerjen is trying to do the circle thing for me to show what I'm seeing. I'm computer illiterate and don't know how to draw circles on the photo like some of y'all did! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/530015/

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
12:47 PM

Post #7223291

Trackinsand...Kudos to you all for making a simple edit epic...my Grandson took one look at the picture and said "I don't see a dog, but what about the green moose hiding by the tree?" Grin

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
1:48 PM

Post #7223441

i hope Dave is enjoying this thread...

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
4:35 PM

Post #7223843

I see several green meese.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
4:47 PM

Post #7223877

resin, please use proper names. you know what sticklers we are. Rodentus meesus 'greenii'
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 30, 2009
5:22 PM

Post #7223983

Oh, oh, oh ... are they smiling green meese? I think I see them, really I do! ^_^

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
5:29 PM

Post #7224007

Yous guys is gonna git canned!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #7224068

Wow... I never realized meese - I mean moose were rodents! I learn something every day in here!


LOL

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
6:45 PM

Post #7224212

And such huge rodents...LOL I have to agree, the plant floating over the back of the impatiens does look very much like a moose having dined on green persimmons...

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 30, 2009
6:49 PM

Post #7224222

I still think it looks like Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
7:07 PM

Post #7224270

Good on you, Growin...grin. After all this time it is good to know some things are a constant...unless the plant taxonomists have had another brain blip and changed the name. lol

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
7:53 PM

Post #7224402

dave will certainly HAVE to mark this solved one of these days...or growin will die trying! LOL

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
7:56 PM

Post #7224409

Perhaps we should ask Terry to help get the average up...grin

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
8:04 PM

Post #7224446

But why stop all the fun? Dave, don't touch this. hehe

Hap

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
8:38 PM

Post #7224537

yeah, let it run! it beats watching the stock market! lol
Malus2006
Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 30, 2009
8:50 PM

Post #7224577

For those of you in the United States - Have a Good Trick and Treat tomorrow!

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
8:53 PM

Post #7224591

I'm going as a witch, that way I don't need any costume or make-up! (Or personality change...no wait, that starts with a "B"!)

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
9:01 PM

Post #7224607

i'm going as a hot young thing in the guise of a wrinkled, leathered skin old lady with ace bandages around her knees. i've been wearing this costume for several years now in preparation for the big night tomorrow.

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
9:24 PM

Post #7224687

Practice makes perfect...
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 30, 2009
9:28 PM

Post #7224704

LOL you 2

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
9:31 PM

Post #7224714

Well, speak up..what are you?

Hap
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 30, 2009
9:45 PM

Post #7224753

I will go as a short, fat, frumpy grandma who, by the miracle of modern transportation has landed in a country where she suddenly a really tall, fat, frumpy grandma with !exotic! blond hair and 5X the uh..bra size of the local population.

(It is sooo odd to have people stop and stare in !appreciation! and get that really proud look when I greet them kindly. Yesterday a taxi driver almost ran into a parked car when he got distracted by the blond hair in the van beside him! I'm glad that I didn't notice it until it was over with! DH was thinking that I might need to use a scarf...)

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2009
9:47 PM

Post #7224755

falling over and on to the floor...
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 30, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #7224799

Ages ago I knew this wonderful, awesome elderly lady named Gracie who was a hoot to be around. One year just prior to Halloween we were in this bar where everyone knew everyone else, and we started talking about Halloween costumes. Gracie said she was going to wear her birthday suit. I said, "Gracie, there's just one problem - you're going to have to iron it first!" And don't you know - she went around asking all the good-looking young guys if they'd help her iron her birthday suit! Everyone just howled, it was so funny.

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
10:04 PM

Post #7224804

So glad my mind has pictures.

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
10:05 PM

Post #7224809

faeden, did she get any offers. Go, Grace!!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 30, 2009
10:27 PM

Post #7224874

As a matter of fact, she did! All in fun, of course.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 31, 2009
3:13 PM

Post #7227071

I will be going as a tall willowy exotic belly dancer...one should always stretch one's imagination whenever possible..LOL

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 31, 2009
3:30 PM

Post #7227139

i'd have to stretch more than imagination to accomplish that feat...lol i do have a belly. does that count?

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 31, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #7227151

It's a start...

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 31, 2009
3:53 PM

Post #7227199

Well, Track it is supposed to be a disguise...grin the only thing I have to contribute to the costume is the belly...lol Oh, and Zils...I have the zils (those tiny finger cymbals) The tallest willowy thing about me is the weeping willow in my neighbor's yard...snort.

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 31, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #7227228

My mind is tall for my 4'11" frame. (Used to be 5'1 1/2")

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 31, 2009
4:03 PM

Post #7227239

nancy, i shrunk too!

zils? who knew? lol

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 31, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #7227251

Yeah, I used to be a 6 ft tall redhead...just not sure which life/dream that was in...grin
tvksi
Paris, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 27, 2010
11:07 PM

Post #7926514

LOL enjoyed this thread..
put me in mind when we were building a solarium . we had 3 walls of windows.
Our favorite couple were over one bright sunny day checking out our progress.
My BH jokingly said we were going to install a large hot tub,, put chairs on the lawn facing and Sat night when I got my pre-tub shower he would sell tickets. My best friend ask how this would be billed? A tragedy or a comedy>>>>?? I got no respect.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2010
10:38 AM

Post #7940430

LOL and woke the DH! Too funny! With friends like that...

a husband like that...
skyler192
Calamba
Philippines

August 5, 2011
10:21 PM

Post #8739583

Can also someone help me here.. I do not know the name of this...


Click the image for an enlarged view.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 6, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8739843

Okay folks...step up again...we have lost a dog and a Dave...now we must search for a plant...Track, Lin, Happy, Juneybug, Resin, Growin, Malus. tvski, and faeden...roll call...NAME THAT PLANT...

Hi skyler192...
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2011
7:51 AM

Post #8739921

Skylar, you need to try to send the picture again.

The dog is next to the trampoline by the wall, just in the shadow of the giraffe.☺

Dave is in the cloud☺

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 6, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8740007

it is most definitely a Musa confusa with a side order of fries...

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 6, 2011
12:07 PM

Post #8740380

Sort of like playing with the ghost in the machine...grin

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 6, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8740828

I'm here and still shrinking...


Hap

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


August 6, 2011
8:53 PM

Post #8741104

Delictablilis obsura subsp. alba

The dog is under the hotdog stand behind the lady with the umbrella, as Juneybug mentioned, by the trampoline. You need to reverse the image to see it.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 7, 2011
6:13 AM

Post #8741497

Yup...cuz crossing your eyes is of no help.

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 7, 2011
6:27 AM

Post #8741517

Try standing on your head!!!

Hap
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 10, 2011
3:30 PM

Post #8749257

Nuts !

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 10, 2011
5:25 PM

Post #8749417

Dig,

They will get in my eyes if I had them! ROTFLMSO

Hap
HL_Nursery777
Dunnellon, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9192612

Oh nooo... Looks like Dave marked this thead SOLVED! I wonder what themoonhowl and trackinsand have to say about this...
HL_Nursery777
Dunnellon, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9192619

I just bumped it up! Lets see if we can get this thread rolling once more!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2012
8:26 AM

Post #9192636

We came, we posted, we laughed and then we found a new place to play...there are a number of threads like this one, but most are in General Discussion Forum. By bumping this, it will show up as new for everyone who posted here...I am sure you will get a comment or 2 Dustin...grin
HL_Nursery777
Dunnellon, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9192652

I had fun reading all your comments here themoonhowl. Have a happy gardening day themoonhowl!

Have a great day!

Dustin

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2012
8:40 AM

Post #9192658

And the same to you Dustin...Happy Independence Day.
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

July 4, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9192758

[quote="HL_Nursery777"]Oh nooo... Looks like Dave marked this thead SOLVED! I wonder what themoonhowl and trackinsand have to say about this...[/quote]

Well, I think we can be sure it wasn't Dave who marked it...

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9192798

good times, man...good times...
HL_Nursery777
Dunnellon, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2012
2:09 PM

Post #9193011

Trackinsand, you have to give me a link to another one of the old funny threads! I love reading these...grin. :-) But remember, I am not subed yet, so I might not be able to read all of them. :-(

Happy Independance and gardening day!

Dustin

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #9193025

Check out this one Dustin...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/530015/
HL_Nursery777
Dunnellon, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2012
2:50 PM

Post #9193055

Ohh... The famous shey dog thread. I have heard rumors about this thread. Sorry moon, but I can not read it now, because it keeps telling me only the subed members can see the replies. But I will read it later Moon, because I am getting subed in the near future... grin. :-) It's a bummer I can't read the whole thread! They should let everyone go on all the fourms anyways! Sorry, but thank you moon!


Happy Independance Day and Gardening!

Dustin
gibinfo
Biskra
Algeria

November 11, 2013
6:20 PM

Post #9707041

probably Aucuba japonica
http://www.jardiland.com/vente-en-ligne/pepiniere/121-aucuba.html
http://www.lestaxinomes.org/media1373

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