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SOLVED: Three beautiful shrubs Ive been unable to ID.

Neiva, Viana do Cast, Portugal

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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Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

#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.

Seattle, WA

2, Philotheca (formerly Eriostemon) myoporoides?

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

I think #2 is Eriostemon myoporoides

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

lol. oops.

Seattle, WA

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

Waihi, New Zealand(Zone 1)

#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!!

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

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.

Christchurch, New Zealand

I'd say

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

Neiva, Viana do Cast, Portugal

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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Seattle, WA

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

Christchurch, New Zealand

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

Waihi, New Zealand(Zone 1)

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

Neiva, Viana do Cast, Portugal

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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