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tiG
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2002
10:10 PM

Post #28572

what is this? pink tones underside

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Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


May 4, 2002
10:24 PM

Post #255532

Looks very familiar.. Could it be somekind of Hebe? (Hebe x andersonii?) Not sure, the leaves look a little different. But it could be ;)
philomel
Castelnau RB Pyrenée
France
(Zone 8a)


May 4, 2002
10:37 PM

Post #255535

could be Evert, but i think more likely Euonymus fortunei probably 'Variegatus'
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


May 4, 2002
10:57 PM

Post #255540

So Euonymus was the other I was thinkig. With hairy flowers..
Baa

May 4, 2002
11:04 PM

Post #255544

I agree with Euonymus fortunei - Silver Queen (as as variegatus) has that pink undertone to the leaves
philomel
Castelnau RB Pyrenée
France
(Zone 8a)


May 4, 2002
11:13 PM

Post #255550

Yes, I went for Variegatus as that's more prostrate and fits with the description of groundcover. SQ grows to be a substantial shrub and i don't find it gets as pink as that either, though granted it is tinted.
Baa

May 4, 2002
11:17 PM

Post #255554

I didn't realise there was a difference in the sub species and the cultivar Philomel. Thanks!
philomel
Castelnau RB Pyrenée
France
(Zone 8a)


May 4, 2002
11:19 PM

Post #255555

Just spend too much time with my nose in Hilliers' catalogue LOL :)
Baa

May 4, 2002
11:25 PM

Post #255559

I often visit the Hilliers arboretum nursery but I've never been round there LOL.

tiG This is a lovely little shrub I hope it does well for you
tiG
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2002
11:27 PM

Post #255564

wow, y'all are good, I told DH you all would get it in no time:) thanks!
hczone6
Cincinnati (area), OH
(Zone 6a)

May 5, 2002
12:14 AM

Post #255595

It's more like a vine than a shrub, but you can prune it to make it look like a shrub...otherwise it start creeping off in every direction. Here's a picture of mine: http://www.pbase.com/image/1916301
tiG
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 5, 2002
12:47 AM

Post #255613

Jon, that's a great pic, did you put it in the database?
hczone6
Cincinnati (area), OH
(Zone 6a)

May 5, 2002
11:52 AM

Post #255791

No, but I will :)
Lilith
Durham
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 6, 2002
2:14 PM

Post #256320

philomel - i think the tint gets stronger in the autumn/winter when the cold weather comes, must be something to do with the cold.
philomel
Castelnau RB Pyrenée
France
(Zone 8a)


May 6, 2002
2:33 PM

Post #256334

Yes, it does, that's right Lilith
These forms used to be classified as E radicans - because they root along the stems. They use this to creep up anything nearby. When SQ is mature she really fills out and can become quite a sturdy shrub, particularly if you keep the straggly bits trimmed as hc says :)
Lilith
Durham
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 6, 2002
2:42 PM

Post #256343

i have the 'Emerald Gaiety' variety http://plantsdatabase.com/showpicture/3704/ and find mine gets a bit tinted in the winter, maybe you need some of our cold north east weather!

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