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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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Why do all the flower that come out on my Rhododendron never fully open? All the light purple flowers show up but never completely open up [closed]

All the light purple flowers show up every year like other plant in the yard but none of the flowers completely open up like they are glued shut. This has been happening for years. The bush had ...
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How long does it take a mock-orange bush to flower?

I have a four year old mock-orange that is eight feet (2.4m) tall and six feet (1.8m) wide, and I'm getting impatient for some flowers. It's planted in partial shade in a valley. I prune it in winter....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why did a section of leaves on my Holly bush turn brown?

We have two East Malatka Holly bushes in our flowerbed, which were only planted 5 months ago (they were in 15 gal pots, so already pretty large). They have been doing well, until just the last week ...
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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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What is the best way to grow lowbush blueberries from seed?

I have lots and lots of wild blueberries this year and was wondering if they would do well in a rock garden planted from seed. I know how to extract the seeds but I would like to know if anyone has ...
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Can I rejuvenate a very old lilac bush that has regrown from the base?

I have a very old (about 120-125 yrs. old) lilac bush. It was cut almost to the ground 20 years ago. I had been told that this was how to control giant lilacs. It had formerly been 18' high and 25' ...
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What is this shrub with small red flowers, found in St. Lucia?

I photographed this unusual shrub in November, in St. Lucia, but haven't been able to identify it. It had small (1-2cm), red flowers, growing out of pink-ish sepals in many elongate clusters as shown ...
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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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What is this shrub being used as hedging in the southern UK?

Can someone help identify what this is called being used as hedging in the south of the UK? Looking online at pre-grown ready to plant hedging it looks similar to Cherry Laurel, but I'm no expert.
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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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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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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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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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Why does my Snowbush have only purple leaves?

My Snowbush had lovely pink, green and white leaves for several years. Now all I get is purple leaves. Is this a magnesium or potassium problem? Or, who has a solution?
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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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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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Is this butterfly bush dead?

Should I prune this bush or is it not going to grow back ?
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Why are the leaves curling on my snowball bush?

Our small snowball bush has some curled leaves. I don't see any evidence of any bugs eating it or damaging it. What could be causing it? What can I do to treat/fix it? Click on photo for full size
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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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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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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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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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How can I stop bushes growing through a mesh fence?

My neighbour has lots of thorny bushes and ivy that grow against (and more importantly through) the fence on our shared boundary. They aren't the gardening type and have no inclination to remove the ...
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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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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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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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