2" thick and 4" long plant with dark green leaves

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  1. Tina

    Tina Young Pine

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    It is actually more of a bush. Very wide.What is it?

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  3. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Looks like some kind of Rhododendron Tina.
    I don't know too much about them so hopefully someone else will be along to help you out.
     
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    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    Dunno for sure, but it reminds me of Raphiolepis indica ("Indian Hawthorne"), too.
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    I second the Indian Hawthorne, but I'm no expert on them.
     



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  6. Tina

    Tina Young Pine

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    Thanks for id ing my plant.
    This plant is so wide that it takes up a lot of place in my tiny front yard.Can I cut a few branches now or will it prevent it from bearing flowers now that it is almost spring? Is there a special way in which I should cut them? There are a few branches in which a few of the leaves are turning black.What should I do about them?
    Thanks again.
    Tina
     
  7. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I think it may be either a dwarf rhododendron or, as the others have said, an Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica.) Maybe you could take another piccie when it flowers as the flowers will certainly help us to identify it. :-D
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    I would wait until after it flowers to trim it to the size you want. You will cut away all of your flower buds now. And please do post a pic when it is in bloom.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I think is so pretty what ever it is.I can't wait to see it in full bloom.
     
  10. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    I'm going to second Cajunbelle now, :)
    The general rule for shaping or pruning spring blooming shrubs,
    is to wait until after they bloom, then shape them soon after,
    and that would be best for either Rhodies or Hawthorne.
     
  11. Tina

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    Thanks again. I will definitely post a pic of it in bloom. Can't wait.
     

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