Help identifying this tree

Asked October 31, 2015, 2:33 PM EDT

We have a number of them on our property and wanted to know what they are. Can you help?

Cobb County Georgia trees and shrubs

3 Responses

Thank you for your good pictures and question. We have these articles on the camellia and are pretty sure this is a camellia.

Camellia Culture for Home Gardeners

http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/thomas/anr/documents/Camellias_B813.pdf

Camellias at a Glance

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep002

Pruning Ornamental Plants in the Landscape

http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=B961

We are also sending you the Cobb County extension link if you would like to take a sample to their office, for confirmation.

http://www.cobbextension.com/

Let us know if we can be of further help.

Ginger

I agree with Ginger that the photos are excellent and clearly allow determination of the identity of the unknown shrub, which I think is a Euonymus, specifically E. japonicus. I can see why she thought it might be a Camellia, but the opposite leaves and highly distinctive fruits suggest Euonymus. My understanding is that you just wished to know the identity of the plant, but here is more information that you might find useful:

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/euonymus-japonicus

http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/shrub_fact_sheets/euojapa.pdf

I hope this helps. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information.

Perfect match for E.japonicus, thank you so much! The additional information was welcome as well, thank you.