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SOLVED: Grows into very large hedge

South Beach, OR(Zone 8b)

Can someone identify this? It is popping up all over my yard and I think it's the same thing that is a monster hedge at the bottom of the property. I thought at first it was salal, but it's not. The leaves are not as thick as salal.

This message was edited Apr 5, 2014 1:15 AM

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San Francisco, CA

maybe Lonicera involucrata.

South Beach, OR(Zone 8b)

Thanks for the suggestion Vestia, I'll research that. I don't believe I've ever seen flowers or berries on it.

Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

I may be wrong, but I think there are flowers visible in the second photo... small, yellow, tubular.

South Beach, OR(Zone 8b)

I will take a closer look today.

Deer Park, TX

I don't know a lot about plants, but the leaves in the first two pictures look like the salvia that comes up every year in my garden. I planted some seeds 5 or 6 years ago, and I guess they keep re-seeding. Mine always have little red flowers, but there are various colors. However, I may be totally wrong.

South Beach, OR(Zone 8b)

Definitely not salvia, and no flowers. There are a couple of buds that might become flowers, or they might just be new leaves. I'll keep an eye on it and if flowers show I'll take more pics.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

I'm not sure how carefully you compared to know if it is the same as the large hedge, but if you get new pictures, it might be worth double checking that too- because that piece of information might cause people to think along the wrong lines.

South Beach, OR(Zone 8b)

sallyg; I just compared it again today and I'm sure it's the same plant. There are definitely a couple of flower buds on it though, as soon as they bloom we'll have a better idea.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Great, it was just a thought on my part, I'm sure we're all looking forward to more pics.

South Beach, OR(Zone 8b)

Okay, here are some pics of the flowers. They are very stubborn about opening. The hedge is about 12 feet high.

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San Francisco, CA

Yes "twinberry" - L. involucrata

South Beach, OR(Zone 8b)

Great, thank you Vestia!

BTW, the plant file page says this grows to 6 ft., ha! Not my monster at 12ft.

San Francisco, CA

This plant is very commonly seen on the Oregon coast forming stands from 8-12 ft. tall The record is 18!

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