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 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 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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Identify Gold Country bush

What is this fragrant bush growing in the gold country in California foothills about 2000ft altitude?
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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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Can anyone identify this shrub?

This is evergreen, and doesn’t flower and however hard I try I can’t identify it, except it’s not a lonicera or Symphoricarpos. It’s a fast grower with Arching stems, with opposite leaves.
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How and when should I trim this bush?

I would like the bushes in our front yard to grow leaves on all sides. To do this, I think they need to be trimmed to let light in. What is the best time of year to trim them? Should we cut them back ...
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Machinery/instruments to clear/trim vegetation on a sloping medium-sized section

I am trying to work out how to effectively keep vegetation under control on a 1.5 acre section, a large part of which is on the photo below. It is covered with high grass (now much higher than on the ...
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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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How do I treat a Hydrangea?

We have three hydrangea bushes. We didn't trim the dead sticks on them because of so many stories being told to us saying yes, trim them back because it will help them bloom more; and no because 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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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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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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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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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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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 plant is this purple 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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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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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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My long stemmed rose is growing new leaves

I had a long stemmed rose in a bouquet of flowers. The head had died so I went to discard the stem, only to notice new leaves were shooting out of it in 3 different places. I left the stem in the vase ...
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Will cleaning mildew on my house's siding with diluted Dawn detergent mixture harm nearby hollies?

In front of my house, I have large holly bushes which have some bald spots. I don't want to harm them in any way. Will overspray from diluted Dawn detergent harm them?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shrub Identification

Location: Columbus, Ohio Early in the season, maybe too early to identify.
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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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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 do I save lilac seeds?

I know it's possible, because that's how people come out with new hybrids, but how does one go about saving the seeds of a lilac? Specifically, I have the straight species of Syringa vulgaris, and ...
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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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Options for an edible privacy “fence”?

I live on a corner lot, with neighbors' fencing on two sides of my back yard, the house on a third, and an open street on the fourth. Rather than installing a fence myself, to provide privacy in the ...
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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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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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Is there a way to help a stunted Euonymus europaeus grow more?

I have an Euonymus europaeus. However, it appears its growth is stunted - it consists of only one weak looking main branch (I really can't call it a trunk) with several smaller branches. There is no ...
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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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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 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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