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What Is This Awful Purdy Shrub?

Postby Charles Haacker » Fri May 26, 2017 9:54 pm

I was scouting a location for a family group yesterday (my fambly, actually) when this lovely slightly-past-it shrub caught my eye. All I had with me was my smarter-than-I-am phone, so I did what I could with it. It's so lovely and I haven't a clue what it could be. (Full disclosure,
there may have been some shenanigans in the HSL sliders and maybe some graduated filters...)

Edit: I still can't identify it but it might be a species of begonia.
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Re: What Is This Awful Purdy Shrub?

Postby minniev » Fri May 26, 2017 11:37 pm

I don't know what it is either, or why it has done what it's done with those spots, but I see why you had to "take a picher" of course. It's also one of those that even though phone-made, you can load into PS and tinker with - crop it, fiddle with colors, make it even more abstract. Good spotting and good employment of the camera-you-have-with-you.
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Re: What Is This Awful Purdy Shrub?

Postby Didereaux » Sat May 27, 2017 12:19 am

Don't know exactly how much 'enhancement' you put on this, but it might very well be a Pawnee Buttes Sand Cherry shrub. Rather common, and extremely hardy.
Following Minnies advice would not be advisable if you want an ID on something! :rofl: :lol:
Snad Cherry


NOTE: One thing is for certain if you found that out in the 'wild' in Nebraska, it ain't no begonia! They are very tender herbaceous plants. ;)
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Re: What Is This Awful Purdy Shrub?

Postby Ceropegia » Sat May 27, 2017 5:48 am

I think it is a tri-colored European beech (Fagus sylvatica Roseo-Marginata)
http://www.onlinetrees.com.au/p/4100445 ... tree-.html
http://www.heritageseedlings.com/page_3 ... omarginata

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Re: What Is This Awful Purdy Shrub?

Postby Didereaux » Sat May 27, 2017 12:23 pm

Ceropegia wrote:I think it is a tri-colored European beech (Fagus sylvatica Roseo-Marginata)
http://www.onlinetrees.com.au/p/4100445 ... tree-.html
http://www.heritageseedlings.com/page_3 ... omarginata



that looks like a good call! :thumbup:
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Re: What Is This Awful Purdy Shrub?

Postby Charles Haacker » Sat May 27, 2017 2:03 pm

Didereaux wrote:
Ceropegia wrote:I think it is a tri-colored European beech (Fagus sylvatica Roseo-Marginata)
http://www.onlinetrees.com.au/p/4100445 ... tree-.html
http://www.heritageseedlings.com/page_3 ... omarginata
that looks like a good call! :thumbup:

THAT'S IT! Thanks Martha! And that explains why I couldn't find it. It's not a native plant.
Didereaux wrote:Don't know exactly how much 'enhancement' you put on this, but it might very well be a Pawnee Buttes Sand Cherry shrub. Rather common, and extremely hardy.
Following Minnies advice would not be advisable if you want an ID on something! :rofl: :lol:
Snad Cherry
NOTE: One thing is for certain if you found that out in the 'wild' in Nebraska, it ain't no begonia! They are very tender herbaceous plants. ;)

Thanks, Monte! I upped the saturation of the reds a little and reduced the saturation of the greens to try to keep the attention on the reds. I should have explained that it is growing in the U.N. Lincoln Arboretum so it was planted, but I did not see anything on it identifying it. Usually arboretums have little metal tags on stuff but I could not see one on this, but the foliage is pretty dense. The sand cherry is very close but it lacks the black "stains."
minniev wrote:I don't know what it is either, or why it has done what it's done with those spots, but I see why you had to "take a picher" of course. It's also one of those that even though phone-made, you can load into PS and tinker with - crop it, fiddle with colors, make it even more abstract. Good spotting and good employment of the camera-you-have-with-you.

Thank you, Minnie!
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Re: What Is This Awful Purdy Shrub?

Postby St3v3M » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:45 am

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