What is this plant?

Anyone know what is this plant call? thanks
q what is this plant , gardening, plant id
  24 answers
  • Kathleen Kathleen on May 18, 2016
    Believe its Rhoedendron
  • CathV CathV on May 18, 2016
    it does indeed look like a rhododendron, but could it also maybe be an avocado plant?
  • Christine Morrison Christine Morrison on May 18, 2016
    Looks like a Rhododendron.
  • Barb M Barb M on May 18, 2016
    It is a Rhododendron I have two in my back yard.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 18, 2016
    Definitely Rhododendron
  • Gaildyer Gaildyer on May 18, 2016
    Ditto. It appears to be a rhododndron. They do well in shade and have wonderful blooms in spring.
  • Mir1224264 Mir1224264 on May 18, 2016
    Avocado tree
  • Serban Serban on May 18, 2016
    It looks like an Avocado tree.
  • Lynn Palmatier Lynn Palmatier on May 18, 2016
    If you have a local nursery for plants and gardens, it is best to take something like this to an expert to identify. They may be able to identify from a photo, but best to take a sample of the plant. If it is something you might want to keep, it won't hurt to take a clipping with a photo. A lot depends on where it is planted in your yard and your location...
  • Superbee Superbee on May 18, 2016
    looks a little like oleander, which is extremely poisonous. I think it's probably rhododendron.
  • Lizzy cresswell Lizzy cresswell on May 18, 2016
    It is a Rhododendron. I have several in my garden.
  • Julie Sadler Julie Sadler on May 18, 2016
    It looks like a Rhododendron to me πŸ˜€
  • Trb5689453 Trb5689453 on May 18, 2016
    I believe it is a rhododendron. They have large purple full flowers and can grow quite large! Enjoy!
  • Allen Kang Allen Kang on May 19, 2016
    It looks like a Rhododendron plant.
  • Anna Anna on May 19, 2016
    Thanks everyone who helps given their thoughts. I might take the leave sample to nursery as I don't know how should I water them, as I was getting from a garage sale..
  • Denny Denny on May 20, 2016
    Commonly found in the Appalachian Mtn. in the U.S. They need to winter over. When it gets real cold-below freezing-the leaves will curl. Native are pale pink blossoms and nursery plants are hot pink or purple. They like protection from real cold winds and are commonly found as landscape plants around homes. In hotter areas they like the shady side of homes and love plenty of water.
  • Shirley Diamond Shirley Diamond on May 21, 2016
    Definitely rhododendron. Native to the Pacific Northwest in US and Canada. Come in a wide range of colors. Like acidic soil and lots of moisture.
  • Ducky Ducky on May 22, 2016
    Yes, it's a Rhodie. If you plant in the ground......never closer than five feet from a foundation or fence. They are beautiful and once mature, if you do not trim once a year....they can grow huge, like trees. Mine are all next to my foundation.....and it means I can't just remove them. But they are beautiful.
  • Wilma Stoops Wilma Stoops on May 26, 2016
    found a free app called "garden" or "like that garden" that is pretty cool to ID plants or butterflies. Just take a pic & it gives you suggestions & info about what it might be. Fun app!
    • Grandma EGADs Grandma EGADs on Jul 01, 2016
      Hi Wilma, I use Dave's Garden. Great to ID, put in the most general description and it brings you photos to choose from.
  • Anna Anna on May 29, 2016
    thanks Wilma
  • Wilma Stoops Wilma Stoops on Jul 02, 2016
    with "like that garden" you take a picture of the plant or butterfly & it, too, gives you photos to choose from
  • Southwind Southwind on Jul 02, 2016
    Rhododendron, very common in Asia where it grows magnificent. Also in Sweden exists in most gardens. Is a hardy plant that propagates by cutting a strong stalk and planting in Spring. It will sprout and grows well. It never required pruning . They grow very big. Beautiful flowers.
  • Yep, looks like a Rhododendron to me! They grow into a big bush with gorgeous flowers 😊
  • Anna Anna on Jul 03, 2016
    Thanks everyone who gave me the information. It's winter here now in Sydney , I am looking forward this spring time