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sirensongx
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2013
5:40 PM

Post #9381465

I have 2 shrubs in my yard I need to ID. We just bought a house and the plants were in the yard. The one with the red on it is really pretty (when not in bloom) and I recognize the other but can't remember what its called. I'm hoping they are safe shrubs, I have 2 dogs and don't want to pull them out. Please help me identify these plants!

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Vestia
San Francisco, CA

January 10, 2013
5:52 PM

Post #9381478

your first one looks like Pieris, perhaps P. formosa. It is somewhat toxic, but really not attractive to dogs - only a danger to grazing animals that are very hungry.

Edit: the second one looks like a Camelia; no danger.

FWIW, both look malnourished and sunburned - they would greatly benefit from a winter feeding with an acid fertilizer.

This message was edited Jan 10, 2013 6:56 PM
vngarden
Seattle, WA

January 10, 2013
5:54 PM

Post #9381481

2,3 looks like Camellia
sirensongx
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2013
7:30 PM

Post #9381581

Oh wow, thank you!
I googled the Camelia and the Pieris and they are a match and both are DEFINITELY staying.
We just bought the house 3 weeks ago and since it's during the rain/hail season here we haven't had a chance to work on the yard. But when its finally sunny, I'm attacking the yard and fixing it up, these 2 beauties also.
Thank you.

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