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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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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Help identifying this viney plant in Oregon

I would like to relocate this plant in my yard, but I can’t seem to find any roots or how to pull it up. If I knew what it was called then I could probably figure out how to move it.
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Help identifying landscaping plants in western Massachusetts

Having spent most of my life living in big cities, I had a hard time recognizing the plants around my house in west Massachusetts. I spent a stupid amount of time trying to decipher them using Bing ...
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Help identifying stumpy evergreen shrub

I am new to the Pacific Northwest and still trying to figure out the vegetation. I have this shrub in my yard that looks like a stumpy pine tree. Can anyone identify?
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Can bushes help keep driveway and patio gravel stable?

My front yard has a U-shaped driveway on a significant slope. The arrows in the diagram below indicate the downward direction of the slope. From the bottom right to the top left, the elevation drops ...
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Desert bush identification

These bushes are growing in my yard in Phoenix. They used to flower beautifully in red or dark orange but lately the leaves have gone brown. What is the name of this plant?
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What is this shrub with shiny green leaves?

In a west European city in front of an office building I found this plant which for some reason has many spider webs built on it. The shrub has about 70 cm height but clearly pruned. Any idea what it ...
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Can something else grow after We spray/pour herbicide to kill a plant?

So I am facing a dilemma regarding what do to with bushes behind my house. A little background here. The bushes that I am talking about are in HOA controlled area and they are Acacia bushes. They are ...
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Can I grow low-growing heathers in containers with soil depth of 10cm?

I am building a small shed with a heather/heath roof using low growing varieties that reach 10-15cm. I plan to use 4 separate 60x40cm Euro trays, lined with soil barrier, so that I can lift these off ...
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What should I grow in my rocky+sandy+salty soil?

I'm trying to improve this area next to my home with some plantings. What I'd like to accomplish: Make the area look nicer Discourage people from walking their dogs on the property Discourage people ...
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Evergreen shrub developed large dead area

What would cause this? Do I need to cut out this section? I don’t see any sign of insects. Our area is being infested with the spotted lantern fly.
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Why is Japanese Aucuba Struggling/Not Thriving?

This guy was planted per instructions/best practices about 3 months ago. It's about 1 foot in diameter, it's in a decent partial-shade/partial-sun location, and I have supplemented with liquid plant ...
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Cotinus coggygria for fire?

I am going to cut my old Smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria). I nave noticed, that it smells nice, similar to eucalyptus. Would it be possible to use it's wood for a fire during winter, which may be not ...
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Planting to obscure a tree stump

We had a tree removed from a corner of our garden a couple of years back, but now we want to green up the space so we're not looking at ugly stump and ugly fence. It was in an awkward position where ...
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How to best convert field into forest?

I have a long stretch of yard where I want to allow some of it to grow into a forested backstop / wind-block / nature promotion (birds, squirrels...whatever) It has been just grass for a long time, ...
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My plant is drying and dying. What should I do?

I bought this bush/shrub/plant about a month ago but I can't remember the species. It was very green, the leaves were curled and very little and it had very little white flowers. When I bought it ...
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Help identifying this shrub

Does anyone know the name of the two shrubs in this picture?
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Help identifying wild Irish tree

I've been trying to identify this tree, found along the roadside in a hilly area of southwest Ireland (Cork). Some features: Small, stiff, serrated leaves that look slightly similar to holly but not ...
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What species of berry is this?

This is a berry bush outside my workplace. What species is it? I can easily get more pictures if that would be helpful.

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