Identifying a shrub

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Hi. I live i n Australia, Western Australia as a matter of fact.
We have this shrub in our garden and would love to have it named.
There is a oddity with it and that is one side of the shrub has a different
type of leaf then the other. One side the leaf is a varegated green and white
the other is a plain green.
q identifying a shrub
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  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 21, 2018
    Hi Carolyn, Are the leafs the same shape? I have never heard of a bush that has two completely different types of leafs. The branches and stalk remind me of a honeysuckle.

  • Frances P Johnson Frances P Johnson on Apr 21, 2018
    I have no idea what they are. The two have graft themselves together over time. Their branches have been intertwined at an early stage. From motion of the wind, rain, etc they connected. How wonderful to have them ! Be Blessed.

  • Frances P Johnson Frances P Johnson on Apr 21, 2018
    I can't really tell what the leaves look like. Can you shoot a close up of them ?

  • Ceri Sands Ceri Sands on Apr 21, 2018
    C.Sands
    It's likely that the shrub was once a variegated version of the green. Variegated versions tend to revert if you don't cut off the parent green as they appear. I would suggest you take a photo and a piece of the parent (and variation, if you wish) to a nursery for identification.
    From your photo it looks like a privet but I can't be sure.

  • Carolyn Sadler Carolyn Sadler on Apr 21, 2018
    Hi......Thank you all for your response.

    I have taking a close up of the two leaves, I hope that helps !

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 22, 2018
    The first one looks like Ficus and the second one looks like variegated rubber tree

  • Carolyn Sadler Carolyn Sadler on Apr 22, 2018
    Thanks Janet. I think I will take a sample to our local nursery and see what they say it is.