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megete
Neiva, Viana do Cast
Portugal

March 26, 2013
12:46 PM

Post #9462772

I visited a private garden about two hours ago and saw three shrubs I had never seen before. I hope to learn their names in this extremely useful forum.

Thanks in advance.

megete

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 26, 2013
12:54 PM

Post #9462781

#1 Weigela florida http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/175/
#2 Reminds me of Choisya 'Aztec Pearl' http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/79099/ although more photos of foliage & clear flower pics would help.
#3 Ceanothus - need a bit more info to narrow which one.
vngarden
Seattle, WA

March 26, 2013
1:09 PM

Post #9462791

2, Philotheca (formerly Eriostemon) myoporoides?

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 26, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9462793

I think #2 is Eriostemon myoporoides

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 26, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9462794

lol. oops.
vngarden
Seattle, WA

March 26, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9462859

Growin, are you a member of any botanical clubs? cactus and succulent society, orchid society, gesneriad society and others?

RosinaBloom

RosinaBloom
Waihi
New Zealand

March 26, 2013
1:38 PM

Post #9462863

#2 perhaps has a Crowea exalata look about it...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowea_exalata

#3 Ceanothus impressus?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceanothus_impressus

What are you up to, growin!!

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 26, 2013
1:44 PM

Post #9462876

No botanical anything but here. I used to over 20 years ago.

RosinaBloom, I thought Crowea but the bloom looks a bit different. To me, that is.
#3 might be C. impressus. I find Ceanothus difficult unless you know the full size, leaf size, shape, etc.
hortiphoto
Christchurch
New Zealand

March 26, 2013
3:09 PM

Post #9463009

I'd say

1 Weigela florida
2 Philotheca myoporoides
3 Ceanothus griseus cultivar, possibly 'Yankee Point' (see http://www.photosbotanical.com/img7257.htm )
megete
Neiva, Viana do Cast
Portugal

March 26, 2013
3:24 PM

Post #9463022

I have a second photo of #2. Does it help? But I'm inclined to Philotheca myoporoides.

About the other two you ae unanimous.

Thank you.

megete

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vngarden
Seattle, WA

March 26, 2013
3:38 PM

Post #9463042

Geoff, as of now, how many genera of plants do you have as part of your botanical photographic collections? What camera do you use? You travel a lot or far like other countries to photograph those plants?

Do you recognize the following plant:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1297408/

Thanks
hortiphoto
Christchurch
New Zealand

March 26, 2013
3:58 PM

Post #9463074

How many genera? I don't know exactly but a quick count suggests around 2,000. My online collections contain around 25,000 unique botanical/horticultural images.

The shots online cover only the last dozen or so years since I've been using digital equipment. I used to travel extensively for my shots but all on the photos online (other than a few Australia shots from my earlier collections) have been taken in New Zealand, though all over the country and we have very diverse climate zones.

Over the years I've used many brands of camera and lenses (Minolta, Leica, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Hasselblad, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, Sigma) in 35mm and medium format film and digital. Currently I'm using mainly a Sony NEX7 with the Sony 18-200 lens, though really any decent camera and lens will do.

As to the plant ID. Without a flower to go by it could be many things. Wait till it blooms and it should be far cleared.

Geoff Bryant

RosinaBloom

RosinaBloom
Waihi
New Zealand

March 27, 2013
10:55 AM

Post #9463877

That's the one!
#2...I knew as Eriostemon 'Long leaf wax flower' - planted it in one of my gardens!

http://dowdsflowershop.blogspot.co.nz/2011/03/available-now-eriostemon-long-leaf-wax.html
megete
Neiva, Viana do Cast
Portugal

March 28, 2013
7:53 AM

Post #9464836

Thanks, RosinaBloom. There's no doubt that it is Eriostemon. I even found out that the commom nane in Portuguese is a literal translation of the English name, i.e. Planta de flores-de-cera.

megete

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