Tuesday, October 16, 2007

next on the identification list

Is this possibly a Variegated 5 Leaf Aralia. It is happy in full sun to full shade, not choosy about clay soil and is easy to grow. It takes to pruning very well so you can have it sized just the way you want.
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus ‘Variegatus’
~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hardiness USDA
zones 5 to 8


Entangled said...

The buds make me think it's an azalea, but I don't recall seeing very many (any?) variegated ones.

DeeMom said...

AH then I need to look into azaleas, thanks for the help,just want to help the newly weds identify waht is in theri yard.

Ki said...

I agree with Entangled. We have several azaleas that look like the one in your photos. The variegation makes the plant look very interesting but the reddish pink flowers don't fit with the whitish blue/green leaves and makes it look odd when it's blooming. But the plant is very tough. Probably the most vigorous of any azalea we've come across.