Leaf Margins

Dentate
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Arrowwood Viburnum
(Viburnum dentatum)
Entire
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Common Boxwood
(Buxus sempervirens)
Incised
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Cutleaf Stephenandra 'Crispa'
(Stephenandra incisa 'Crispa')
Involute
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Blue Princess Meserve Holly
(Ilex x meserveae
'Blue Princess'
)
Lobed
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Alpine Current
(Ribes alpinum)

Revolute
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China Girl
Meserve Holly
(IIlex x meserveae
'China Girl'
)

Spinose
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Oregon Grapeholly
(Mahonia aquifolium)
Undulate
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Goat Willow
(Salix caprea)
   
     

 

 

 

Leaf Margins
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Sometimes there are subtle differences in leaf margins and, more often than not, leaves display multiple characteristics. Many of the spirea species have serrations only at the tips while the rest of the leaf is entire. Such leaves can be hard to describe with a single word.

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