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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Grows into very large hedge

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lynnala
South Beach, OR
(Zone 8b)

April 5, 2014
2:14 AM

Post #9805291

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.

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Vestia
San Francisco, CA

April 5, 2014
7:06 AM

Post #9805407

maybe Lonicera involucrata.
lynnala
South Beach, OR
(Zone 8b)

April 5, 2014
1:40 PM

Post #9805626

Thanks for the suggestion Vestia, I'll research that. I don't believe I've ever seen flowers or berries on it.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 5, 2014
2:51 PM

Post #9805668

I may be wrong, but I think there are flowers visible in the second photo... small, yellow, tubular.
lynnala
South Beach, OR
(Zone 8b)

April 6, 2014
1:55 PM

Post #9806255

I will take a closer look today.
yellow2mato
Deer Park, TX

April 7, 2014
9:17 AM

Post #9806923

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.
lynnala
South Beach, OR
(Zone 8b)

April 10, 2014
2:23 AM

Post #9808906

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.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 10, 2014
4:19 AM

Post #9808938

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.
lynnala
South Beach, OR
(Zone 8b)

April 10, 2014
4:05 PM

Post #9809397

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.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 10, 2014
6:58 PM

Post #9809512

Great, it was just a thought on my part, I'm sure we're all looking forward to more pics.
lynnala
South Beach, OR
(Zone 8b)

April 22, 2014
12:26 AM

Post #9818459

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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Vestia
San Francisco, CA

April 22, 2014
9:57 AM

Post #9818831

Yes "twinberry" - L. involucrata
lynnala
South Beach, OR
(Zone 8b)

April 22, 2014
11:26 PM

Post #9819369

Great, thank you Vestia!

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

April 23, 2014
1:06 AM

Post #9819381

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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