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

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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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What is this shrub with red leaves on top with spherical seeds? (PNW)

I have this shrub in the front of the house that I'm trying to identify. Here are 3 pictures of it: I'm in the PNW (Washington State), and this is pretty large (6-8 feet high). Trying to figure out ...
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Identify a shrub with pink new leaves and green older leaves

I just moved into a new house (in Washington state in the US Pacific North West) and we have this large shrub in the front yard: The old growth seems to have green leaves whereas the new growth is ...
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How long does it take Jasminum Sambac seeds to germinate?

Does anybody know how long does it take a Jasminum Sambac (AKA Arabian Jasmine) seed to germinate? Or how much light/water do they need? I could only find how to propagate them but not growing them ...
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What to do about a flowering currant covered with white disease or fungus?

Does anyone know what this is and how to deal with it please (I am in the UK)? Are there any precautions I need to take if I just remove the whole shrub? It is a flowering currant. Thanks
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Prune young shrub sappling?

I have this young Fragrant Sumac shrub. Do I let it go or do I prune it now to encourage branching? https://i.ibb.co/d5KDwqr/IMG-20190608-195336317.jpg
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Is this burnt from fertilizer?

I plant this about two months ago and now it is showing yellow leaves I think it is due to some powder-like fertilizer I put around the root (5 inches away) and bury in the compost when I planted it. ...
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Mulch/compost over partially exposed roots

Location is Portland, Oregon. TL;DR I want to plant shrubs and shade tolerant ornamentals under trees in one corner of my lot. The soil is clayey and very compacted, and due to long-term slow erosion ...
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Acer Palmatum Garnet Dissectum

In the autumn I purchased an Acer palmatumn dissectum Garnet to grow in a tub.. I re potted it upon delivery and it did very well through the winter. I protected it during the winter and all was well. ...
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Fixing bad shape almost dead shrub

I live in Pacific Northwest and since last summer, I didn't take care for this guy: Now it looks very bad shape. I guess lack of sun is part of the problem. What can I do NOW? How should I care ...
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Are these “wild” blackberry bushes?

My kids are fruititarians. There also happens to be a lot of produce-bearing trees and plants around our neighborhood, and when we confirm it is okay with the owners, my children like to help ...
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What is this tree or large shrub with pink flowers like snapdragons?

This tree or large shrub in our front garden in Shropshire (UK) has just come into flower, a couple of weeks ahead of last year (our first spring here). The picture was taken on 2nd May 2019. I'm not ...
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Murraya koenigii (Curry leaf plant) root system

I am planning to grow Curry leaf plant in my balcony space using a pot.I would like to know what kind of root system this plant has. I mean to ask is it straight deep inside soil or more branched one? ...
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please, help to identify bush

Please, help do identify this bush, it is from previous owner and is overgrown. I would like to trim it, but need to know the right technic, e.g. I believe I need to make it 2 feet smaller, but if I ...
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What is the minimum a tree/bush root needs to be planted in the ground?

The soil I have access to grow in is in a seasonal wet zone, and worry about the plant getting too much water, so approximately how much of the root ball has to be planted in the soil, and how much ...
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What kind of plant is this thorny bush/vine in my yard? [closed]

Just moved into a new place and this plant seems to be taking over most of the planting area and seems to be choking some of the other trees and plants around it. I'm about to aggressively prune it ...
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What plant kind of shrub is this?

Anyone know what plant this is? It’s some kind of bush / shrub or hedge.
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Unknown tree/shrub with star shaped seedpods, white flowers

No one can seem to work out what kind of tree/shrub this is. The seedpods are a distinctive star shape, it has smooth green leaves and it has small white flowers in spring/summer. Growing in the UK. ...
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How to prepare these Hydrangeas for healthy growth in Spring and Summer?

I have a few of those hydrangeas and some others like below I left them alone during winter. Now do I cut them down to the root? Or do I leave them alone like that? What to do? I am in Pacific ...
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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?