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imdanman
Eugene, OR

December 2, 2011
2:58 PM

Post #8914038

I work at a museum in Oregon that focused on native plants, and we've got this shrub at the end of the pathway that we don't know the identify of. There are two, so it looks like it was planted intentionally. If anyone can help me out I'd be so grateful. We need to know if this guy is a Pacific Northwest native or not, and yank it out if its introduced.

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pbayleaf
Hamilton
Bermuda

December 2, 2011
3:37 PM

Post #8914088

1st thought Pervoskia
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

December 2, 2011
3:49 PM

Post #8914112

Close-ups would help but it puts me in mind of Tamarix.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

December 2, 2011
4:51 PM

Post #8914218

Yes - reply to your own posting, and add one image each time.

The arrangement appears opposite and ranked, which would eliminate Tamarix. All the Perovskia I know (Perovskia atriplicifolia) have much more feathery incised leaves.

That plant looks like one of the stiff xeric species one might find at higher altitude or in the dry eastern parts of Oregon (and elsewhere). Like one of the "-brush" group: buckbrush, rabbitbrush, antelopebrush, bitterbrush, etc.

Maybe a Snowberry (Symphoricarpos sp.)? Or a Ceanothus sp.?
ogon
Paradise, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 8, 2011
1:26 PM

Post #8921711

Please do come back and post a close up of the leaves! It does resemble some of the small leaved Ceanothus sp. from this image, but hard to say for certain from this image alone.
victorengel
Austin, TX

December 8, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8921785

There's a relatively new dwarf yaupon holly cultivar that looks a bit like this. Sorry, but I can't remember the cultivar name.
perennialyyours
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 8, 2011
8:46 PM

Post #8922224

Looks like a cotoneaster to me

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2011
12:59 AM

Post #8922286

Opposite branching, so not a Cotoneaster.

Needs close-up pics to get any further.

Resin
leodetoiles
Cumberland, MD

January 15, 2012
12:30 AM

Post #8968187

I've got a Boxwood Blueberry that looks a lot like that.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2012
9:10 AM

Post #8968516

Hi Dan. Perhaps this site will prove useful to you. It is a list of native trees and shrubs compiled by Oregon Stae Univ. It has a number of pictures and reference material including introduced species.

http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/native-or.htm
Lupala
Victoria, BC
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9018846

bump
victorengel
Austin, TX

October 30, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9320269

I think the variety I was thinking of was 'Pride of Houston', but looking at the picture again, I don't think it's even an I. vomitorium. Can we see a closeup picture showing the leaves?

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