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Plant ID's

The first plant I have for many years. It has very shiny leaves and is evergreen. Usually its dark green only. this year started to turn yellowish. Maybe over watered? It had some sun but mainly light shade.

The second photo is of a plant I got with box of annuals and never haves grown before.

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The first one is from the Christmas box family I believe. I have Sarcococca ruscifolium. Named I think because the foliage is like ruscus, used in floristry. The berries on mine turn black as they age.

30 Oct, 2020


If the first plant has been in situ for many years, could it be in need of a feed? It might have used up all the Nitrogen in the soil. Don't know ID of 2nd plant but it has square stems like the Coleus / Nettle family.

30 Oct, 2020


I have few Sarcococca plants Thorneyside but this seems to have much larger leaves and yes, the berries will turn dark.
I will look at other Christmas box family plants.

The second plant could be from Coleus family ,(when I think about it) Feverfew, It just did not dawn on me because it has such dainty leaves.

Thank you both for trying to help me to identify these plants

30 Oct, 2020


Thorneyside, I went out to check on the Sarcococca and compare it to the plant in question and I think you are right. The leaves are not that much bigger . Several years ago I bought about 8 plants and this must be one of them,
So thanks a million for the ID.

I will give it little more Nitrogen in spring Feverfew. Thank you

30 Oct, 2020

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