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

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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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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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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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What kind of rose bush is this?

What kind of rose bush is this? I live in Montana, so our weather is colder and unpredictable. It has a lovely fragrance.
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What is this shrub and why does it attract flies and can anything be done?

I have a shrub which but I'm not sure what it is that around this time of year that attracts bees but also attracts a large number of what appears to be common or bluebottle flies. Can anything be ...
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How hard can one prune a Hebe hedge?

I have a Hebe hedge like the shrub pictured and due to inadequate pruning over the years it has badly outgrown it's area. Hebe's have green foliage only for a couple inches over the outside of the ...
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Identify the mold

This dirt like thing is on much of my Skip Laurel. It’s a mold right? Can you help identify the mold, cause and remedy?
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What do I do about parts of my Cupressus bushes Browning?

On one of the sides of our house we have a few Cupressus bush? that are brown. I have not fully investigated the bush fully, but we have a few of these bushes in this area that are half brown half ...
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Does Korean Privet (Ligustrum Ovalifolium) thicken in the lower part of the plant?

This year in March I planted a privet hedge. Most plants were about 80 cm (2.5 feet). The plants look alright now: But the bottom half is still mostly bare of leafs and new branches. I noticed some ...
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What is this red flowering shrub?

We're in the process of moving into our new place and these plants are in our front yard. Can you identify what they are? Second, are they poisonous to animals (small dogs)? We plan to remove them ...
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Is this Osage Silk Thorn - x Macludrania hybrida?

Anybody know what this species/family of thorny bush this is or how to propagate it? it was about 10' wide and high and very thorny. I saw this in Lake Placid Florida, just north of Okeechobee lake ...
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What is a good evergreen barrier plant in the midwest of the United States?

These plants will be near the base of another treelike and need to be ok with partial to no sun, and then obviously full sun in the winter time. EDIT: I forgot to mention that this shade would ...
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Why are my laurel plant leaves turning yellow and brown?

I planted some laurel in a container last year. Now it's in its first Spring season in the container and it seems to be doing mostly really well. In an unusually warm Spring it has rapidly generated a ...
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Mock Orange Fragrance

My mock orange flowered this spring following my bare root purchase last season. However, we are losing the blooms, but it never provided a fragrance.
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What are these nodules underneath the leaves of this bush?

What are these nodules that are underneath the leaves and on the stems of this bush everywhere? I'm in Georgia in April 2020. I don't know what kind of bush it is, but you can see from the inset ...
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Are my Azaleas damaged?

These Azaleas I planted last spring look like they were damaged during winter. I was wondering if I should prune the dead looking stems or if I should wait for them to put on leaves.
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Shrub Identification

Location: Columbus, Ohio Early in the season, maybe too early to identify. Trying to get past the false duplicate post error...
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Shrub Identification

Location: Columbus, Ohio Early in the season, maybe too early to identify.
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What type of plant is this from Ohio, and is it invasive?

We live in Ohio surrounded by some woods. Almost all the underbrush is made up of this plant. It can grow into a small tree and is very easy to break by hand. I tried to look it up on Ohio's invasive ...
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What are the things you can grow a shrub/tree/vine from? Only nuts and seeds or are there others?

I'm making an app and for this app i need to know from which things you can grow non herbaceous plants from. I am looking for general terms. For instance, a coconut tree and an avocado tree van both ...
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How do I rejuvenate my garden firs?

I have these two "fir bushes" in my garden. I'm afraid I don't know exactly what type they are so here are two pictures: As you can see, as they've grown much bigger over the years (they started out ...
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“Green Spire” shrub with no growth

"Green spire" vertical growing shrub not taking root very well, or growing at all. It was planted 4 weeks ago, nutrient rich soil, no problems except mininal morning sun. Ideas?
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Is my miracle berry bush dead?

I have a miracle berry bush (Synsepalum dulcificum) and its leaves are dry and brittle. I tried to water it, but it does not seem to be responding. Should I presume it is dead and get a new one?
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Dog ate my blueberry bushes

We got a new puppy and she would chew everything is there something I can do to save my babies. !
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Cutting bush down to manageable size

When I moved into my current house, there were two fairly large "spiky" bushes. They grow fairly quick and I have to prune it quite a few times a year. I ended up buying an electric hedge trimmer to ...
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Does Buxus grow berries or flowers in the winter? [closed]

Does all species of Buxus grow berries or flowers in the winter?
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What is this type of Ilex specie?

I'm wondering what type of Ilex specie this is as it isn't quite clear what type? The origin was NL (Netherlands). I brought it from a shop. Photos
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Difference between Buxus and Ilex

What is the difference between Buxus and Ilex?
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Leylandi question

I recently purchased these leylandi trees from an online garden centre to form a hedge at the back of our garden. Do you think these will thicken up OK as just concerned they are quite whispy at the ...
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Could somebody help to identify this shrub?

I saw this shrub in the gardens of a stately home and loved it. Could anyone help me identify it? Thanks!
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Is it too late to harvest aronia berries

I have these aronia shrubs and I wanted to ask if it is too late harvest them. Most of the fruits look like they were harvested a long time ago even though I just did it. Are they still safe to eat or ...
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Root system size and planting distance from smokebush (smoke tree, cotinus coggygria) to wall

Am thinking of planting a smoke bush in an area that is enclosed by a retaining wall, but am concerned about the root system eventually growing big enough to displace the wall. How can I estimate the ...
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Yellow leaf bush

Are there any Mulberry bushes that have bright yellow leaves in the summer if in the sun? There is a bush where I live that has brilliant yellow leaves on top of the bush but underneath growth is ...
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What is this shrub with berries?

This four to five feet tall shrub is growing in Eastern North America USDA zone 4. I thought it looked like dogwood but the leaves have serrations so it's not that. What is this shrub?
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How is sumac preserved for winter?

I'm into foraging, and foraging questions don't go with cooking advice, so I was wondering how I can preserve staghorn sumac for winter.
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What kind of bushy plant is this?

I found this bushy plant while walking through an urban area in New England. The majority of its branches were brown, except for the very tips which had a bright red color. It didn't have any flowers, ...
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What are these red flowers and green plants?

I am in Pacific Northwest. It is end of July. These are blooming and look beautiful. I want to know what they are. Usually this time of the year, no more flowers. I believe #1 is nasturtium? #3 is ...
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Saving a blueberry bush that lost all leaves

Earlier this year I bought a small blueberry bush at a local garden store. Since it was written on the attached note that it can grow in a pot on the balcony without a problem, I bought bigger pot, ...
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Spindly shrub in Pacific Northwest with green and purple leaves

Trying to figure out what this tall shrub is in the front yard. Any ideas? It looks like it probably needs pruning, but I want to figure out what it is before cleaning it up.
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Identify Bush with large leaves in Pacific North West

Bush is about 5 feet high. This is in PNW (Washington state). We haven't been here long enough to see if it flowers or if there's any other specific characteristics that are useful for identification. ...

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