Plant Identification

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Dustymunky
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Plant Identification

Postby Dustymunky » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:55 pm

Does anyone know what type of plant this is? It has tiny blossoms that just started blooming July 1st. It appears to be a bush that has gone out of control. Its about 15' high and 15' wide. The trunk is about 6" thick. The bees absolutely love it! In full bloom it has literally thousands of bees on it. I'm in Portland, Oregon but have no idea if this is an imported plant.
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Re: Plant Identification

Postby GregV » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:56 am

No idea.
But when I was on Oregon (drove along the entire coast, Portland, Eugene, Salem), I did notice many evergreens with leaves (not needles, like we have here). The local climate there is mild enough for such plants. Could be even native.

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Re: Plant Identification

Postby Dustymunky » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:19 pm

I’m pretty sure this is a male holly tree. Don't know what variety though.

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Re: Plant Identification

Postby moebees » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:26 pm

It doesn't look like typical holly leaves but I won't claim to be an expert on holly species. The tiny blossoms fits with holly. Just be glad the bees like it.
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