I have this shrub in the front of the house that I'm trying to identify. Here are 3 pictures of it:

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I'm in the PNW (Washington State), and this is pretty large (6-8 feet high). Trying to figure out what it is so I can properly take care of it.

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It looks like a fairly mature Pieris, possibly Pieris japonica, though there are other varieties - new leaves start out red and gradually turn to green over time. Yours is very healthy so it doesn't look as if you need to do anything much to take care of it; it obviously produced a good number of flowers earlier in the year, hence the seed pods. Further info and images here https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/pieris-japonica

  • Thanks! That looks to be correct as far as I can tell.
    – gammapoint
    Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 1:22
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    Look for the flowers next year between about March through to early June, depending on the weather where you live.. They may be white or pink... that will confirm for you.
    – Bamboo
    Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 9:36

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