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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Buxus grow berries or flowers along with the leaves?

I'm wondering if all species of Buxus grow berries or flowers?
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Do all Ilex Species grow berries?

Do all Ilex Species grow berries as it isn't quite clear what type I have got to the ones on the internet? 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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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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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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What is this plant/bush found in Eastern Europe?

Does anybody know what this plant is? I took these pictures today in Moldova, Eastern Europe. it's a bush, 1.5 meters tall, the leave size of my hand, there were more of them growing from the root ...
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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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Identify shrub with red berries in UK

Could you tell me what is the name of this plant? Found in the park in London at the end of May. Red berries on shrub with saw-toothed leaves.
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What causes holes through forsythia branches?

I was pruning some forsythia, and I noticed that there was a hole through the center of many of the major woody parts. It looks as if (only) the pith had been bored out. I'm wondering what could cause ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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What's this tree/shrub with white 4-petal flowers?

There's a small tree or large woody shrub in our garden with fragrant flowers appearing in June in Oregon. Although four-petaled and white, they seem different from the dogwoods we have. The petals ...
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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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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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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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What is this yellow flower which survives in the Sonoran Desert naturally?

Plants native to the Sonoran Desert require watering every 6 months. The following plant, which I am not sure is native to the Sonoran Desert or not, was found to thrive in the Sonoran Desert solely ...
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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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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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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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Identify Malaysian shrub with five-petaled white flowers and waxy lanceolate leaves

I need to identify the name of this plant for my school project. The photo was taken in Malaysia. Any ideas?
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Is the rapid new growth on this rose bush a sign of Rosette?

I recently trimmed back a rose bush (I believe it's a Liebeszauber Hybrid Tea Rose?) that sits in some shade in my front yard, as its branches grow pretty long and eventually start leaning into its ...
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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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What is this shrub and has it come back from the dead?

We had this deciduous shrub in our lawn for many years. Its height was about 1.5m - 2m. This photo is from a couple of years ago. Strange thing is that this spring it seemed to have died. We ...
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What are the best fast growing field windbreaks?

I'm searching for species that would grow fast to become field windbreaks and I have found a lot of articles on the web about this. However, I'm more interested in knowing if any of you have had or ...