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Old 06-09-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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Anyone care to guess what this shrub is? It is evergreen, pretty low profile, puts forth small purplish flowers occasionally. I've been googling but haven't stumbled upon a match. It gets pales sometimes, so I am trying to ID it to read up on it. thanks
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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Looks like Mexican heather (Cuphea hyssopifolia) to me, but I'm not sure-

Annual Flowers: Cuphea hyssopifolia

I believe it’s a shrub in subtropical areas.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:30 PM
 
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Looks like Mexican heather (Cuphea hyssopifolia) to me, but I'm not sure-

Annual Flowers: Cuphea hyssopifolia

I believe it’s a shrub in subtropical areas.
Thats definately a variety of Cuphea hyssopifolia. Light Lanvender is my guess.

Looks like it has chlorosis-lack of iron.

Most likely too much water.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:37 PM
 
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Default correct!

Thank you both!

That's what it is! I used Miracle Grow slow release ferts. What would be a good supplement for iron -- Ironite? I'm going to start trying Milorganite on my grass, which borders this Mexican Heather. I know the Milorganite has iron in it, and the Heather will definitely get hit by some of the Milorganite, so maybe that would do it.

I'll check on my watering as well.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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Thank you both!

That's what it is! I used Miracle Grow slow release ferts. What would be a good supplement for iron -- Ironite? I'm going to start trying Milorganite on my grass, which borders this Mexican Heather. I know the Milorganite has iron in it, and the Heather will definitely get hit by some of the Milorganite, so maybe that would do it.

I'll check on my watering as well.
Looks like your good to go. BTW grass and plants have vastly different watering needs.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:51 AM
 
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Anyone care to guess what this shrub is? It is evergreen, pretty low profile, puts forth small purplish flowers occasionally. I've been googling but haven't stumbled upon a match. It gets pales sometimes, so I am trying to ID it to read up on it. thanks
It looks like either a boxwood or a compacta holly.

Ooooops...didn't notice the purple flowers...heather sounds right.
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