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Old 04-09-2012, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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I had this little guy pop up in my yard and I'm trying to figure out if I should keep him or yank him out before he takes over. I'm guessing it's either a photinia or laurel of some kind, but I've yet to notice any flowers or tell-tale signs like red tips. I'm in Austin as far as location goes.

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Old 04-09-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Reston
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Some type of Ligustrum?

Glossy Privet (Ligustrum lucidum)
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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Oooh, I bet you're right about it being a privet.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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That was my first thought as well.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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Take a leaf to the local garden center or nursery and they should be able to identify it for you.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:05 AM
 
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Some type of Ligustrum?

Glossy Privet (Ligustrum lucidum)

I believe you might have nailed it.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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Well, it sounds like it's not crazily invasive at least. It popped up under a crepe myrtle where a bird no doubt spread the seed. Not as bad as the mulberries I'm trying to kill off in the backyard...
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