Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

but don't remember what it is. can you help? thanks

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mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

looking straight down reminds me of Podocarpus babies but i doubt you would have planted that many in a spot!

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

hmmm. podocarpus.....could be. This particular location is one of those where nothing will grow. i planted one of these and it's growing fast. but I cannot remember its name to save my life. I'm going to google if there are dwarf podos to see if that rings a bell.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 9a)

Does look like Podocarpus, or maybe even Taxus ( Yew)

San Francisco, CA

I was thinking how it reminded me of some perennial like a species Phlox or hyssop

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

it would make more sense to be a perennial of some kind.

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Reminds me of a Hebe of some sort: http://www.hebesoc.org/hebes/hebes_m/hebe_macrocarpa_var_latisepala/hebe_macrocarpa_var_latisepala.htm

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

Deleted my posting as it sounded idiotic and evidence that I don't have a clue as to what this is. help me, friends, help me.

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Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

The leaf/needle arrangement doesn't look right for Taxus or Cephalotaxus for me.

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

that was tim who suggested Yew.
keep us updated.

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

growin, i dont think its hebe because it is too hot here for it. I've killed 3 or so hebe to know.

Tracks, gimme back my kudos! Actuially, you may keep them. I noticed where you posted positive feedback for Eldon Tropicals, so I bought two thevetias from them. Just got them and they were great plants.

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

great, nery. i love Eldon and have purchased several things over the years....always happy to enable.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Looks like a Hebe to me too.

Opposite leaves is all wrong for Taxus and Cephalotaxus, they have spiral leaf arrangement.

Resin

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

I looked this leaf pattern/arrangement up yesterday and it's call, "Decussate", where the leaves are opposite and the next set of leaves are at 90 degree angle. I would have called it, "opposite, alternating" but I found a site which states Decussate comes from the latin "decem" or "10" in Roman Numerals "X" which is the pattern of the leaves when viewed from above.

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

Cephalotaxus?

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Here's the needle arrangement on Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. sinensis

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Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

growin, def. not cepalotaxus. I took a couple of more pics to see if it helps. The first one is of stems, which grow very close to the ground. the second one is of leaf arrangement. It reminds me of a star, with needles (?) on four sides. I hope you super-sleuths can identify. Third pic of another view of leaf arrangement.

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Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

It still looks like Hebe to me but it could also be a perennial of some sort. The first & third photos are a bit out of focus but we could atleast rule in or out Hebe with a clearer image showing the attachment of the leaf to the stem.

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

will do.

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

still looks like Podocarpus to me......

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

i hope these are useful

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mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

i think this is a spiral arrangement. i'm trying to decide. if it is, then i hold with Podocarpus.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Nope, not spiral, and not Podocarpus. Definitely an angiosperm (flowering plant), with opposite decussate leaves.

Resin

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

i see the opposite leaf arrangement but i also see that one set goes in one direction and the next set goes in another direction. is that decussate? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ulistnienie_(Phyllotaxys_opposite-decussate).png
if so, i have learned yet another new word.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from trackinsand :
i see the opposite leaf arrangement but i also see that one set goes in one direction and the next set goes in another direction. is that decussate?

Yes

Resin

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

thanks, resin.

i don't think my brain will ever hold it all.

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

I found it! I found it! are u ready?

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/199664/

phlox pilosa Forest Frost.

I went nursery shopping yesterday and found the same plant. I was delighted to solve this mystery but also very embarrased as it appears I planted it only 1 year ago and I had already totally forgotten about it. Talking about poor memory... Anyway, very close to this plant there was a pot of some trailing yew and it was amazing how similar the foliage was on both plants. Thanks everyone.

San Francisco, CA

Quote from Vestia :
I was thinking how it reminded me of some perennial like a species Phlox or hyssop


:-)

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

you were right on!

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