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Another name for a bush - shorter than a tree and with multiple stems. Use this tag with questions about caring, propagating and indentifying shrubs.

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Grass + Shrubs - Shade causes growth problem

I have a part of my yard where there is a big maple tree that provides shade over a line of shrubs and a patch of grass. My property is also along a moderately busy road where a lot of cars do pass ...
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Restore lopsided pieris japonica

I've had this pieris japonica on my balcony in Munich, Germany for five years, and it's happily survived ~35 deg C summers and -10 deg C winters. However, this winter (Dec 2023) we had a particularly ...
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All arborvitaes dead!

I live in Central New Jersey. My Dad wanted these trees in 2001. They were beautiful and healthy until last summer, 2021. First the trees along the back fence began dying, quickly. About every 2nd ...
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Can you help identify this evergreen shrub?

Can you identify this shrub? The hedge is trimmed to ~5' tall and the leaves are dark green, glossy with several sharp points on them - except the leaves towards the ends of the branches, they only ...
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Would a cherry laurel shrub die if I cut off the top half?

I have a cherry laurel in my garden that has grown way too big. Would it die if I cut off the top half?
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Can l use feline fresh litter for my shrubs?

Its call 100% yellow southern pine pellets and I'm having an issue getting information if this would be OK to put under my shrubs these are mature shrubs and l am putting food spikes in as well.
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Arborvitae has been cut beyond the growth line, will they ever grow back?

They look like heck. All I see is branches in the 3 foot spot in the middle of my 15 foot arborvitae where the gardeners trimmed back too deep. All I see are brown twigs. Will it grow back?
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Any idea what plant this is?

Have tried multiple apps but still can't get a solid answer. Live in Oahu. Looks like it was damaged earlier due to a lapse in care from a previous owner. Thank you in advance for any help.
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Why so much leaf burn on my Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'?

I have a young Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' in my garden that is planted in a partially shaded area. It only receives about 4-5 hours of direct sunlight in the morning. The plant is against a fence that ...
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Gardening to help protect a toddler

We have a flat in England with a very active toddler and a balcony shared between the neighbours. We're trying to grow something at the edges of 'our' bit of the blacony to protect the nighbours ...
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Plant identification please. Volunteer shrub growing in yard in Sedona, AZ

This plant is growing in our yard and appeared as a volunteer. Looking to identify the shrub. Currently about two feet tall and splaying outwards with paired leaves.
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Why has my Rose of Sharon suddenly bloomed in a new color?

I live in NJ and I have a Rose of Sharon tree/bush that, for the last 14 yrs has been blooming lavendar/purple, like clockwork. It's beginning to flower now and for some reason...it's now white. I ...
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Goat-friendly evergreen hedge plants on Iberian Peninsula

Am starting a goat and sheep farm in the drier parts on the Iberian Peninsula and would like to have a hedge dividing different parts of the land plot. In my search I came across the plant Portugal ...
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What is this green plant?

I have this green plant, and it flowered a few months ago, the flowers died, and I think it flowered purple or pink. It was at the front of my house earlier, planted by my house builder (MI Homes), ...
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How do i get a hedge to thicken and fill out?

The lower part of the hedge is thin and bare, ie bare branches. The top is flourishing with new growth.
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my green giant arbovitae are suffering

I got 30 green giant arbovitae planted in my backyard as a natural fence about a month and a half ago (I live in Massachusetts, near the cost). I have been giving then water for ~25 seconds from the ...
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Is Buddleja Butterfly Towers invasive?

I bought a couple of young Buddleja Butterfly Towers "Magenta" plants a couple of months ago. They are happily growing away in my garden. I have recently stumbled upon this article that ...
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Potted Japanese Pieris not doing well -need to repot it -any advice?

The plant is like 5 years old and it did not seem to enjoy the in ground planting or the place where it was planted (full sun in the afternoon -this is in Toronto-5a) Last year I moved the plant to ...
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Should I wait until later in the season to trim our flowering bush?

We have a bush at the corner of our house that is frequently a bit overgrown. I was looking at it today, and thinking that I needed to trim it, and then I saw all of the bees buzzing around the ...
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What is this white five-petal nice-smelling flower on a bush? (vine?)

What is this white five-petal nice-smelling flower on a bush? (vine? It seems to be supported by some tree but I'm not sure it wasn't the tree itself. It also seemed to me when I was taking the ...
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How to help a shrub recover from a toxic fluid spill?

I believe this is a cedar. Sadly, while working on the foundation for a room addition, it got sprayed with hydraulic fluid when a machine broke. It never occurred to me that I should have rinsed the ...
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Circular dead spots on Boxwood shrub - identification and treatment

I am trying to figure out why my shrubs are showing dead spots and, in some cases, complete sides of the shrubs are dying off. Can anyone help me: Identify what this shrub is Why they are all showing ...
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Is this butterfly bush dead?

Should I prune this bush or is it not going to grow back ?
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Does anyone know how to bring this shrub back to life?

I live in Arizona and have this shrub in my front yard. I am unsure what exactly it is. Does anyone know how to bring it back so it fills out the dead sides? Side 1: Side 2:
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How should I water and feed lilac bushes?

How often should I water and what should I feed the lilac bushes to make them flourish? Some have lichen on branches.
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Establishng New Bush/Shrub in Shade

My home is north Dallas/TX/USA area in zone 8A. My patio garden gets very little direct sun due to several mature trees, including neighbor's to either side. I need to re-plant a good portion of the ...
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Moss or shrub ID (South UK area)

I had been hiking between Seaford and Eastbourne in the UK. Basically just following the route at the edge of the cliff so this is a high-moisture area. Having trouble understanding which plant it is. ...
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Shrub ID please, Eastern Ontario?

This is a roadside shrub in a rural area of Eastern Ontario, Canada, about 1-2 metres tall and 1-2 metres wide. Stands in the company of seedlings of basswood, birch, ash, hickory, and perennial ...
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Ball arborvitae damage, what next?

Despite treatment with a spider mite spray bought at the local hardware store, two of my many ball arborvitae are showing damage (see picture). My question is, if I prune away the damage, will the ...
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What is the name of this bush/shrub?

What is the name of this plant? For how long does it produce flowers like that?
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What is this plant and how do I get rid of it?

I live in the high desert shrub steppe of central Oregon. I recently tilled and sodded my back yard (which was previously just bare desert), and I have this unidentified plant growing in several ...
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White spots on my bushes

I was trimming my bushes today and I came upon these spots on several of the bushes. They look like they're largely at the junctures, and are even on one bush that I think died last year. Image ...
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Can anyone identify this shrub/berry

I have a shrub in the garden which has been there for 5 years. Only this year it bloomed very tiny white petal flowers early March and is now producing red berries. I live in Scotland, Uk
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Why is this Viburnum farreri dying?

We have several Viburnum farreri in our garden. Last year one out of seven died, but we thought it was because of the heat/dryness. This year another one has just died, but I don't think it has been ...
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What is this fast growing plant/bush in garden?

On fall of 2021, this plant just sprouted up, and survived the frost. I currently live in Charlotte, NC, USA. It is about 5 feet after growing for 1 year. I also seen it around in other places as I ...
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How far can I cut back this hedge?

I have this hedge (lavender star flower -- Grewia occidentalis): [] It is growing in a very dark corridor between my house and the fence. It does pretty well there, but I need to paint the fence. ...
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What species of light green shrub is this?

This is a wonderful bush! I would love to plant more of them. But I have no idea what it's called. This individual is 3 years old, 30 inches high, and has 3 inch long leaves. It's currently blooming ...
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What species is this dark green shrub?

I love this bush! It is 45 inches tall and has 1 inch long leaves. I'd like to plant more of them, but I have no idea what species it is! It's thriving in New Jersey and is 3 years old or more.
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How to prune a viburnum tree back into a shrub?

Next to my house is a viburnum that has grown unchecked and now it’s a tree - maybe 12 to 15 feet tall. It is healthy. Is it possible to turn it back into a bush - more like 6 to 8 feet tall? There ...
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Are these withering leaves a problem?

Some of the leaves in the center of this bush are not doing well. Is this a serious problem, and what can I do to help them bush?
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Are these ants hurting my bush?

These ants appear to be guarding the flower buds, are they? Or are they hurting it? Also how do I stop the damage to these buds?
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Did the rose I ordered on-line from RHS arrive dead?

I ordered a climbing rose from Royal Horticultural website UK (Madame Alfred Carriere). It arrived at the beginning of April with absolutely no leaves or buds. It looked like a Y shaped twig in a pot. ...
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My blueberry bush was isn’t growing

My blueberry bush hasn’t grown since we got it… unfortunately it was accidentally trimmed down and we are worried he won’t grow… his root ball is very small and we would appreciate help.
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Bush Leaves Withering Away

Can somebody identify what is going on what is going on with my bushes here? Is it some disease? Fungi? Virus? The weather in the area has not been punishingly hot though and this is the first time it ...
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What’s wrong with this jasmine?

I planted a jasmine (polyanthum I think) in our backyard last spring. It is positioned in a corner where it gets 2-3 hours of sun on a sunny summer day, but this being the Netherlands, that remains ...
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What are these violet shrubs with pink flowers?

The shrubs are very short. The pink flowers are small but beautiful. I have seen this in a warm climate. What is the name of this plant?
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Are baby gem dense enough for low hedges?

I would like to have a very low hedge: about a foot tall. Are baby gem boxwoods dense enough for that? In other words, will there be enough leaves to cover the branches at the bottom and to look dense?...
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Zone 8a: What is a good plant to block sun coming in 8' window

We have some west-facing bathroom windows that start at 8' and go to the ceiling at 10'. I would like plant something to filter the light and stop the afternoon sun from streaming in to our bathroom ...
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Foundation Shrub Planting in September

I live in North Texas (North Dallas area). I have put off re-planting some shrubs/bushes that were killed off in last year's deep freeze. If I plant appropriate shrubs at this point in the year in ...
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What are these white things on my Salvia

Today while looking at my Salvia bush, I found it covered in these white round things. What are they? Their shape and size isn't regular, ranging from a couple mm to a cm in diameter and generally ...
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