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Old 03-13-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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Okay, here we go:
#1


#2


#3 - a random plant (bush?) in my backyard that is incredibly leggy, and right now only has these flowers, hardly any leaves


#4 - another I am not a huge fan of


#5 - a landscaper claims this is a fortune's fragrant tea olive, but in the three years I've had it... no flowers. Fairly ugly, really.


#6 - one of my camellias, just curious if anyone has an idea as to which


#7 - my neighbor's camellia, which I love, but can't seem to match up to anything online (he has no clue)


#8 - another camellia of my neighbor's
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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Top one sort of looks like a rhododendron or azalea.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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Top one sort of looks like a rhododendron or azalea.
I have loads of azaleas.. most of mine have blossoms that are half the size. These are like lilies when it comes to size, could it still be an azalea?
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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Actually, you are right, did some creative googling, and it is an azalea - one down, thanks!
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: rain city
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#1 is Azalea





-#2 Can't really tell much from the photo.-



#3 is a tulip magnolia. After flowering they will leaf out.



#4 is a red tipped photinia





#5 is a holly. Don't know what kind.



You're right about the last 3 being camellias, but there are so many cultivars I also can't name these.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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Number 2 looks like Euonymus. If it is, they make a nice compact bush if trimmed down.Otherwise they will be stringy. I've had several different kinds over the years. Slow growing, but nice colors. I had two of the tulip magnolias, that were two years old when we moved, and they looked like the day we planted them. They never really "bushed" out like I had hoped they would. They stayed stringy looking. Number 4, the red tip photenia was the shrub of choice in our neck of the woods. They make a real nice hedge if planted right next to each other so the limbs can mesh together. When you trim them, then if it rains, or if you water them, the new growth comes out a real bright red. I had to keep them trimmed or else they looked scraggly.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I have 30 camillia plants in my backyard here in Central Fl and I have 2-3 that look like your pictures and I have lost track of the names. I belong to a Camillia Society but I don't participate much in a formal way. I just love the flowers and the beautiful shrubs themselves. I have a couple of red ones almost identical to your red one. You have some treasures.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:35 PM
 
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Most have been identified as well as can be from the pictures. I wouldn't want to guess on the Camellias, especially from a picture where color won't be perfectly accurate. There are far too many varieties that are very similar to one another.

The Holly looks like one of three candidates of the more spiny varieties. The closest in leaf shape would be Holly 'Emily Bruner' pictured here from Long Creek Farms website



Less likely would be Holly 'Mary Nell' :
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:39 PM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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Yes a holly was my guess too. But also, isn't it true that you need a male and female for one to have berries?
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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Camellias

Red-semi double form
white-formal double form
pink-peony form

Beyond that you probably need a horticulturist that specializes in Camellias to identify the specific cultivar.
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