Questions tagged [shrubs]

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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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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Plant ID- is this a lilac?

We were ripping out some thorny hedges that were overgrown in our Colorado yard but one bush was different and had just shown up the past few years so must have been brought in by wildlife. It has ...
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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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Tree Identification - Texas

What is the species of this tree or shrub I saw in coastal southeast Texas? It is growing between a sidewalk and a curb. I would estimate its height at less than eight feet. The bark is kind of shaggy ...
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Plant identification: white or black mulberry?

West Massachusetts. Most of the info I can find online describes the differences between white and red mulberries. Based on those descriptions, the prominent veins on the back of the leaves would ...
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What is this evergreen plant?

Update 7/22/21 It flowered today, do you recognize this flower? I got it from a local nursery (USDA Zone 10a) and it was just labeled as an evergreen shrub. What is it and how should I care for it?
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How to prevent rotting of Holy Basil when propagating with water?

So I'm propagating Holy Basil from cuttings. I take a nodal area cut and prune the leaves except for the top ones and dip them in water for about a week or two. The top leaves do not touch the water. ...
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What is this shrub that is 7ft tall?

I have a shrub that came with this house, and it is about 7ft tall and 3ft wide. It grows white flowers at the summers-fall, and is drought-tolerant. It grows in North Carolina, United States. It has ...
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What is this beautiful shrub with white and pink flowers

I have these shrubs and I want to know what kind of plant it is. It has white and pink flowers, big branches, and soft leaves. It grows in North Carolina, United states Pictures:
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Metrosideros dying (?)

I have two Metrosideros bushes (different species) that are both dying (?). In the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed that some of the flowers that were blooming and the leaves, which totally lost ...
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Metrosideros dying

I have two Metrosideros bushes (different species) that are both dying. In the last few days, some of the flowers that were blooming and the leaves, which are now yellow and totally lost their color, ...
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Plant identification: can English Yew be shaped as hedges?

Based on the leaf picture, PlantNet identifies this as English Yew with 80% confidence. But mine is shaped like a sphere and does not look like any English Yews I found online that grow tall. Location ...
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Deformed new leaves on my bilberry (european blueberry) plants

I have some bilberry plants (european blueberry, Vaccinium Myrtillus) growing in containers on my balcony, and I just noticed that new leaves are deformed and discolored (a bit more yellow that the ...
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What kind of wild South Carolina shrub is this?

Zone 8B coastal South Carolina. There were quite a few of these out in the field, small seeds, no flowers visible. Full size photos here: https://imgur.com/a/vPC5er8
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What is this flowering shrub?

I live in Middle Tennessee and have two of these short shrubs on a side of my house that gets sun for roughly half the day. I'm curious what they are so that I can look into how to properly care for ...
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Plant identification: dark red leaves & thin stems

Location: western Massachusetts We cut it severely (to remove it) because it was kind of unwieldy when we first moved here, but the plant was very resilient and now it has grown back slim stems and ...
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Is this some kind of Rhododendron?

Location: western Massachusetts Beautiful flowers around this time of year (May). (large) A close-up before flowering. (large)
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Shrub identification (Rhododendron ferrugineum L.?) and disease?

Location: western Massachusetts. A few candidates I can find: Hoogendorn holly; Rhododendron ferrugineum L.; Nerium oleander It appeared pretty healthy last year and based on image search, it looks ...
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Shrubs identification

This is the picture (large) we took the first summer we moved here. My wife trimmed and cut quite a bit in this area and this year it looks like this (large). What are these shrubs? Can the two ...
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Plant identification: dwarf pine and spruce?

Background: Asking for help with identifying a few more plants that we have now removed. Now that we have taken more interest in the plants around the house, we have a bit of remorse that we perhaps ...
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Plant identification: low growing bushes

[I'm on a learning mission to figure out what are growing around my house.] We have actually removed these bushes, as they were grown too close to house and seemed to hide roaches and mice.
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Plant identification: wood sticks growing in between green leaves

[I'm on a learning mission to figure out what are growing around my house.] Here is something I can't come up with any guess what it is. It has these hard wood sticks coming out in between the leaves.
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Plant identification: Elaeagnus × Ebbingei "Gilt Edge"?

I'm on a learning mission to figure out what are growing around my house. This one has green leaves with yellow rings. Is it Elaeagnus × Ebbingei "Gilt Edge" / oleaster / Ebbing's ...
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Plant identification: Japanese barberry?

Based on Bing Image search, this looks like Japanese barberry. If it matters, we live in western Massachusetts.
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Plant identification: Is this hosta?

Is this hosta? The flowers were actually beautiful, but seemed to harbor small bugs.
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Removing Thorny Bushes

I have two rather large thorny purple bushes in the front of my house. The thorns are deadly and I have a small son, so I have cut them down to the stumps. I would like to build planter boxes over the ...
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Is large vertical crack on the trunk of a shrub a sign of disease or old-age, and can this be reversed?

I just noticed one of my shrubs in the garden has a huge, vertical crack spanning almost the entire length of the plant. This plant has no issues and had a lot of foliage in previous years. Is this ...
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Need help identifying this yellow-flowering shrub/bush

Recently purchased a home in Denver, CO and this shrub/bush is in the front yard. It has smaller green leaves and yellow flowers that are currently blooming in the April-May time frame. It’s a woody ...
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Any weedkillers that are safe for Catnip and Catmint?

I have an area full of catmint and catnip that I'd like to spray to control for weeds. Unfortunately, all the "Kills weeds and not your lawn" products I could find will target for catmint/...
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What garden plants will help in waterlogged garden

I have a small square garden space 4x4 meters, where I just took of pavement slabs and stones to reveal a mixture of aggregate, pebbles and clay under a 20-25 cm of soil, not the best grade, though. I ...
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Did the Texas winter storms kill off my bamboo and shrubs?

The crazy cold weather/snow last month here in Texas has left my bamboo almost entirely yellow and three large woody shrubs/trees in my side yard looking bleak. Is there any hope for either? Should I ...
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What kind of shrubby willow is this (in central New York)?

There's a low lying area on my property with lots of impenetrable shrubby willows growing in the sun, along with sensitive ferns, marsh marigolds, and poplar. The growing zone is USDA 5b but in this ...
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Please ID this grass, shrub or willow in Highlands County Florida

Can somebody help me identify this species. It grows in clusters like a grass, the stock gets to about inch thick and grows straight and solid. Also like a basket willow. But also wondering if this ...
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I'm trying to identify this small bush or tree in Lake Placid Florida

Anybody know what this is? Seems to grow thick, fast and well in this very sandy soil. but not sure I see any that are very big or mature. did some searching and wonder if: Gray sallow? Basket Willow?...
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What plant is this magenta berry like shrub?

Seattle, zone 7 I believe, has things that looks like berries year round. About 4-5 ft tall and grows outward like a crepe mrtyle. Thanks
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Entangled coffee plant

6 months ago, I received my first coffee plant that I immediately repotted in a 14" pot. It was 6 " in height, now 2 ft tall. I have recently realized that it was actually made up of 6 ...
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Why is my hibiscus plant leaves droping ,turning yellow and producing small flowers even when it has been watered?

My hibiscus plant's leaves are drooping, and yellow and the flower size has shrinked substantially. Yellow leaves are present at bottom and middle of the plant. The plant is 4 feet tall, and the pot ...
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