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Here's what I'm talking about, Vic...

[url=https://genzor.net/osc/images/Eugenia%20myrtifolia.jpg]E. myrtifolia[/url]

See how pointed the leaf is?

[url=https://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=431987]E. paniculata[/url]

See how much fuller the leaf is?

But it's a big genus, could be others as well...

Looks suspiciously like this [url=https://www.fourbsnursery.com/Globulus_1.htm]E. globulus compacta topes[/url] too. A LOT like actually... same sort of density, same dark color. And this guy is in the tope biz, as well. Betcha this is our real culprit...

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Marsman wrote:I think we have it folks.

Eugenia Syzygium Paniculatum, or Brush Cherry [url]https://www.bonsai-bci.com/species/eugenia.html[/url]
I'm having second thoughts here. Check this page:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Syzygium_paniculatum.htm
Looks like your plant but they say it's tropical. You had yours outside didn't you?

Okay, this one says it's hardy to 25°F for short durations:
https://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=1527
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Update!

I pulled the trees out of the red tin pots to work on them a bit this weekend. They were in plastic pots inside the tin ones. Well, lo and behold, there is a sticker on the plastic pot that reads "Eugenia".

So, our mystery is solved.

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If you mentioned it I missed it. I'm curious as to how tall your Bush Cherries are.
I'm soooooooo jealous!!
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In the pots, they are about 2.5 feet tall. I'll take a better picture of them with something next to them for perspective.

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Only the genus part of the mystery is solved; the species remains in question...

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Here they are, in all their glory. One on left is not showing its best side.

[url=https://s956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/?action=view&current=8c5ca9d4.jpg][img]https://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/th_8c5ca9d4.jpg[/img][/url]

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Marsman wrote:Here they are, in all their glory. One on left is not showing its best side.

[url=https://s956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/?action=view&current=8c5ca9d4.jpg][img]https://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/th_8c5ca9d4.jpg[/img][/url]
Ohhhhh.................................now your teasing!!!!!!!!
djlen is soooooooooooooooooooo jealous!!!!!!!!!!
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Trade one for a stone pine. :wink:

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