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My friend saw this plant. What plant is this? Can anyone tell me, please?

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  • Not a bush. Appears to be a species of Ficus. – Srihari Yamanoor Sep 25 '16 at 16:57
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    Well its a shrub/tree, but not sure what - any more information please, like where is it growing (country), is there any scent to the leaves, are the leaves soft or spiky to touch, is it deciduous, does it produce flowers? – Bamboo Sep 25 '16 at 21:17
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    Hi! I removed the houseplants tag because this plant is pretty big and it's outside. If you've seen one inside please put the tag back! Thanks! – Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL Sep 26 '16 at 1:44
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    @SrihariYamanoor, I just don't see your ficus. Yet I also don't see the 'dappled willow' variegation evident on my choice. The light green is new growth not variegation I THINK. Grins. – stormy Sep 26 '16 at 5:36
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    Can I just say here that the term 'bush' is common usage and just means something (usually something alive) that looks bushy... the plant in the picture is obviously a shrub or a tree, as opposed to a perennial/herbaceous perennial. As for houseplant or not houseplant, its only a houseplant if its grown indoors, whether its a tree, shrub or perennial... I don't think its Ficus and I don't think its Salix integra - but so far, frustratingly, I can only say what it's not,, rather than what it is! I'd still like to know whether the leaves are soft or stiffish .... – Bamboo Sep 26 '16 at 10:32
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Like I said, this is a well cared for, and rather interestingly pruned Ficus tree. I am torn between Ficus maclellandii and Ficus longifolia, but if the leaf color is not a photographic aberration, want to say it is Ficus maclellandii.

Edit: Pretty sure my answer is wrong. I will do more research and correct myself.

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    Leaf color is not a photographic aberration. I checked both Ficus and neither of them matches this plant. The leaves are really tiny, like a bush. – 4-K Sep 26 '16 at 5:14
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    Thanks for the update. I am at a loss then. I can even see that classic twisted bark pairing you see in Ficus. – Srihari Yamanoor Sep 26 '16 at 5:16
  • found it gardening.stackexchange.com/a/29438/14009 – 4-K Oct 2 '16 at 10:58
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Here is my guess; Salix integra X Hakaro Nishiki Salix int.XHakaro Nishiki

  • This is closer, but still a lot different. – 4-K Sep 26 '16 at 5:13
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    4K, if you know what this is put us out of our misery! I have been looking for straight S. integra and just green, not dappled. Sigh. I'm waitin' for an answer! – stormy Sep 26 '16 at 5:39
  • I will see if I can find this plant. I will ask for a Hindi name next time I visit the nursery, if they have one. – 4-K Sep 26 '16 at 9:20
  • found it! gardening.stackexchange.com/a/29438/14009 – 4-K Oct 2 '16 at 10:58
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Went to the nursery and asked him. This plant is Melaleuca bracteata AKA Golden Bottle Brush. Here are some:

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    KUDOS, 4K!! Wow!! Absolutely! – stormy Oct 2 '16 at 20:52

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