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Questions tagged [shrubs]

Another name for a bush - shorter than a tree and with multiple stems.

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What is the difference between Big Lifeberry, and Sweet Lifeberry goji berries?

I was looking through a large school fundraiser plant sale catalog, and was wondering what the difference between the Big Lifeberry, and Sweet Lifeberry are.
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Thick roots need to be removed and/or chopped

I’m trying to clear a house lot that had a thick area of vines, smilax, and briars. The job is to large for me to do by hand. Are there any machines the could do the Job? I dont think a garden tiller ...
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Save dehydrated transplanted shrub

I recently transplanted a shrub that was growing too close to another shrub under a tree. Now, over a week in the Australian summer sun, the leaves slowly became leathery, then started to curl and are ...
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Growing and planting a beautyberry tree from seed

I recently collected some beautyberry seeds from a neighbouring tree. How long does it usually take to see the seeds germinate? What is the recommended age and process for moving the new growth into ...
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Will a forest trail that's not regularly used always become overgrown?

This question belongs more to forestry than to gardening per se, but as this seems to be the Stack that's closest in subject matter, I'll go ahead and ask anyway. I'm writing a story where the main ...
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Please identify this flowering shrub with white bell flowers

This shrub was flowering in October in Exeter, UK. On the University campus which has collections of exotic species.
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Identification of a shrub

white variegated leaves Fall blooms of crimson red dainty flowers Currently in Zone 6
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What is this shrub growing in my back yard?

I live in Hutto, Texas. This shrub started very small and even though I cut it back, it continues to grow and grow. It also self propagates. It has feathery growths on the ends of the stems which fly ...
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Camelia leaf turning brown

[!I have planted my in a barrel. Few months back its leaf started turn yellowish . I feed it with iron containing fertilizer . Now its leaf becoming brown , like it caught fire. What i have to do now?...
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What is this shrub producing spherical fruits with maze-like skin? [duplicate]

The fruit is a bit greener than shown in the following picture and has a diameter of 8-10 cm (3-4 inches). I was expecting to see them on a tree, but instead they were coming from tall branches of a ...
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Options to kill/remove invasive buckthorn

I have a large number of mature buckthorn shrubs in my yard that were there when I purchased the property. This is classified as an invasive in North America. Not only is it problematic in terms of ...
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Can planting solve fly/insect problems caused by neighbouring pig sties?

My father's neighbour keeps pigs. Father has no problem with this and indeed it amuses me somewhat that he's chosen to plant an apple orchard on that side of his plot. He doesn't really have any ...
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Twofold question about Burning Bush - Rudy Haag

I purchased a few Rudy Haag burning bushes here. They arrived well and healthy-looking. I took care of them as instructed and for the first 3-4 weeks they did really well but after that they started ...
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What is this shrub with star-like off-white flowers?

Zone 7. Growing in a neglected area. It looks it needs support, but nevertheless 8 ft high. Habit is just a huge pile of branches and leaves. It looks invasive to me. Didn't notice any bee, didn't ...
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What is this evergreen perennial shrub with rosette-style pattern of leaves?

I would like to know how to care for this plant but have no idea what it is. It is approimately 4ft (1.2 m) high and 6ft (1.8 m) spread. Woody stems. I need to find out about pruning, cutting back and ...
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What is this spiky red fruit bearing shrub and can I eat it?

This shrub's fruit reminds me of a hawthorn, but I do not see long sharp thorns like I would expect, only short spikes - so what is this and more importantly can I eat it like a hawthorn fruit? The ...
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New fig trees seemed dead; now sprouting from the base. Any special treatment?

We planted two Chicago Hardy fig trees here in DC last fall, but we planted them a bit late, and had an early freeze and a cold winter overall. They were each a single stalk of about 18-24" (45-60 cm) ...
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Why does my green giant arborvitae have so many buds?

I have about 10 green giant evergreens and only one of them has what I call large buds on the tips of the branches. Why only this one shrub? Some branches are so loaded that they are drooping?
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Plumbago auriculata without flowers

enter image description hereMy Plumbago auriculata has not bloomed this year. I pruned it, in February like I do every year, I not modified the watering or fertilization but .... no flowers. What can ...
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What should I do with organic waste?

The hedge of my small garden is made of cherry laurel (prunus laurocerasus). I have to trim them every year as they increase their volume rapidly. This produces large amounts of organic waste and I ...
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Can you identify this shrub which I have named “The Redemption Bush?”

This bush is in North-central Virginia on a farm. Most of each year when I lived there it would block the view of our pastures, interfere with mowing, and just look like a green mass. Every year, ...
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Inadvertently sprayed Ortho Ground Clear in area in which I would like to plant shrubs

If you inadvertently spray an area with a vegetation poison is there anything you can add to the soil to neutralize the effects of the glyphosphate (5%) so that you can plant shrubs?
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Identify the shrub

Please help me identify the bush? this looks like Spirea cantoniensis but the flower is different
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Need help identifying some shrubs in the mountains of Israel

I see some bushes around my house and am wondering whether they are useful (if so, I will propagate them from cuttings.) Can anyone identify these?
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What is this shrub with 5-petal fragrant flowers?

I have seen this shrub in mid April in a park in Western Germany and I remember the flowers were quite fragrant. Do you know what it is?
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Can you identify this fragrant shrub?

It is European zone 8a, mid-May. The flowers have strong honey-like fragrance. The plant may be a climber or semi-climber since it grew around fence.
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What is this shrub with pink buds that open into green leaves?

I just bought my house last summer and I have no idea what this bush in my yard is that has pink buds that open into green leaves. I live in Michigan where we've had a cold spring so it's just now ...
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Shrub with white flowers

I saw this shrub (or small tree) yesterday with white flowers. Does anyone know what it is? It was found near the coast (dune area) in the Netherlands.
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Maple plant that will not turn green?

I live in Ireland. I bought an Acer plant "deshojo" ,few years back . Now I have two issues with this plant. One is that it will give that nice pink/red color only for few months (April -june). The ...
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Does anyone know what plant this is?

I have this plant growing in my garden. I am wondering what plant it is It's not tall. probably like 1-2 inches. The roots are not deep. But it's almost like a creeper.
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What is this shrub with simple but attractive red flowers?

What is this shrub with simple but attractive red flowers? The exact cultivar would be greately appreciated. There is another one of the same kind nearby, this time it is pruned to more regular ...
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What is this growing on my plants and how do I treat it?

What is growing on my plants and how do I treat it? See details on this photo:
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What is this small shrub with lots of tiny lilac/dark-burgundy flowers?

It looks this dark green-grayish without-flowers-slightly-boring-looking shrub blooms with magnificant flowers in mid-March. I don't know how long the blooming lasts, but even if it is only for a week,...
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What is this bush/tree that has dark leaves, and clusters of tiny white flowers with 4 petals?

There is this bush where I live, in Florida, US. It's taller than 5 feet, maybe 5'5. It has really tiny (less than half an inch) white flowers with 4 petals. The flowers are not fragrant. It's been ...
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Does Kinnikinnick require soil amendment for planting

I intend to plant some ground cover on a small steep bank. The bank faces east and receives some shade from nearby trees and also some full sun. The total area is 180 sqft. There are 3 shrubs and a ...
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What is this bush/shrub that has thorns?

It also produces some type of fruit late summer / early fall. [ [ [ [
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What is this medicinal plant?

Someone suggested to consume this plant to help in my breathing problems. But I don't want to consume it without knowing what it is ? It looks like a medicinal plant, but what is it ?
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Machinery/instruments to clear/trim vegetation on a sloping medium-sized section

I am trying to work out how to effectively keep vegetation under control on a 1.5-acre section, a large part of which is on the photo below. It is covered with high grass (now much higher than on the ...
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How to turn a field of high grass/shrub into lawn or food forest?

I have a 1.5-acre section that has not been properly maintained for many years. It is covered with high grass with some shrubs of willow, gorse and broom: (the grass is actually much higher now as ...
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What is this shrub

I happened to photograph one of the shrubs that was wild around my home. Surprised to see it resemble somewhat closer to a cactus, however couldn't find help from the locals. I am currently living ...
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Rabbits ate the blueberry shrubs I planted right down to the ground. Will the shrubs grow back?

I made the mistake of not setting up chicken wire and the rabbits ate these 24" bushes I just planted. All that remains are 1-2 little twigs, stripped of all the branches and leaves. Will these ...
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What is the pictured hedge shrub?

What is the following hedge shrub?
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What is this shrub on the Gulf Coast?

I was in New Orleans, LA, USA this December and most plants had foliage, but this plant was bare. What is this shrub? It looked like it's bark was missing too, but they all look like this, see ...
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The correct way to prune a rosemary

My garden has been on the backburner for a couple of years and my rosemary is woody and lacking leaves. I'm theoretically growing it to eat, rather than look at, so how best do I encourage soft growth?...
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What is this evergreen oval-leaved shrub?

I found this shrub in a local nursery, I liked it, and I purchased three of them. However, the nursery guy says it is Viburnum opulus. I don't think he is right. Can you help me ID these shrubs, so ...
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Is there a way to help a stunted Euonymus europaeus grow more?

I have an Euonymus europaeus. However, it appears its growth is stunted - it consists of only one weak looking main branch (I really can't call it a trunk) with several smaller branches. There is no ...
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How old should a seed-grown Passiflora ligularis be to set fruit?

I have five granadilla (Passiflora ligularis) grown from seed this year. How long does it take for them to bloom and bear fruit, assuming they receive proper light and watering?
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Habit of Clethra alnifolia 'Pink Spires' (aka summersweet)

At the suggestion of @Jurp I purchased three clethras. The motivation is attracting wildlife, and having nice summer fragrance. Now however I don't know what to do with them, I'll explain the reason ...
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What's the difference between Berberis Thunbergii cultivars 'Golden Ring' and 'Coronita'?

I'm trying to distinguish between two cultivars of Berberis Thunbergii. Two that are similar are available in my area: 'Golden Ring' and 'Coronita'. What is the difference? What do you recommend?
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How should I grow Cornus sanguinea with respect to surrounding ground covering?

A group of yellow-orange Cornus sanguineas would really fit a spot in my garden. The cultivar I am interested in is appr. 1.2m (4ft.) max height, like in this picture: I plan to plant them even ...