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Avon Park, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2012
7:07 AM

Post #9353552

I live in zone 9 / Central Florida Inland and have two mystery bushes/shrubs growing in the front yard of our new home:

I'm completely clueless. It grows tiny leaves right were already established and bigger leaves are growing and it has reddish stems.

Thanks in advance for taking a look, I appreciate any input!

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United Kingdom

December 9, 2012
7:21 AM

Post #9353557

1 Ligustrum
2 Lonicera
Avon Park, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9353563

Thanks for your fast reply. I image-googled Lonicera and the shrub I have has no blooms at all.

This message was edited Dec 9, 2012 10:31 AM
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2012
7:36 AM

Post #9353568

You can't rule out possible ID's because you haven't seen flowers on your plant. Whatever it is, it's a flowering plant and would have flowers if the conditions were right for blooming. So if it hasn't bloomed, it's because something in the conditions isn't right (not old enough, not enough sun, pruned at the wrong time, etc, etc).
Avon Park, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9353590

It hasn't been pruned in at least 10 months, it appears overgrown. The home has been vacant since then. I have shown this home (I'm a realtor) throughout the summer and there were never any blooms nor berries on it. It grows only leaves. It is located on the south side of the home, getting full sun exposure. Summer was dry, September and October were rainy. I know it hasn't been watered other than when it rained. I'm not ruling out anything, I'm just stating what I have observed.
Groveland, FL

December 9, 2012
11:19 AM

Post #9353777

the first one looks like lakeview jasmine. the second one looks like viburnum odoratissum.

December 9, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9354109

Somehow the first plant reminds me of Murraya paniculata, although pinnate condition of leaves is not clear. This photograph also shows indications of flowers (or fruits) having fallen off or new ones above the leaves. For second photograph I would go with Lonicera (probably japonica).

Avon Park, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 18, 2012
2:25 AM

Post #9361187

I took samples of both to the local nursery. The first photo is a Viburnum Suspensa, the second one is a Viburnum Odoratissimum. Thanks for all the replies!!!!!

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