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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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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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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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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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Does anyone know what plant this is?

I have this plant growing in my garden. I am wondering what plant it is It's not tall. probably like 1-2 inches. The roots are not deep. But it's almost like a creeper.
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What plant is this upright shrub with gorgeous fall color?

This morning I stumbled upon a shrub with incredible autumn shades of leaf colors, including orange, red and yellow. It appears there are several plants of the same kind at the same place. Do you know ...
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Is this an offshoot of a tree or a separate plant?

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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What is this shrub 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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How far can I cut back this hedge?

I have this hedge (lavender star flower -- Grewia occidentalis): [] It is growing in a very dark corridor between my house and the fence. It does pretty well there, but I need to paint the fence. ...
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Are baby gem dense enough for low hedges?

I would like to have a very low hedge: about a foot tall. Are baby gem boxwoods dense enough for that? In other words, will there be enough leaves to cover the branches at the bottom and to look dense?...
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Plant identification: white or black mulberry?

West Massachusetts. Most of the info I can find online describes the differences between white and red mulberries. Based on those descriptions, the prominent veins on the back of the leaves would ...
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What kind of wild South Carolina shrub is this?

Zone 8B coastal South Carolina. There were quite a few of these out in the field, small seeds, no flowers visible. Full size photos here: https://i.sstatic.net/8J4cj.jpg
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Shrub identification (Rhododendron ferrugineum L.?) and disease?

Location: western Massachusetts. A few candidates I can find: Hoogendorn holly; Rhododendron ferrugineum L.; Nerium oleander It appeared pretty healthy last year and based on image search, it looks ...
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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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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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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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Did the rose I ordered on-line from RHS arrive dead?

I ordered a climbing rose from Royal Horticultural website UK (Madame Alfred Carriere). It arrived at the beginning of April with absolutely no leaves or buds. It looked like a Y shaped twig in a pot. ...
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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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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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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 is the pictured hedge shrub?

What is the following hedge shrub?
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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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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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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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Bush Leaves Withering Away

Can somebody identify what is going on what is going on with my bushes here? Is it some disease? Fungi? Virus? The weather in the area has not been punishingly hot though and this is the first time it ...
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How to prevent rotting of Holy Basil when propagating with water?

So I'm propagating Holy Basil from cuttings. I take a nodal area cut and prune the leaves except for the top ones and dip them in water for about a week or two. The top leaves do not touch the water. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My blueberry bush was isn’t growing

My blueberry bush hasn’t grown since we got it… unfortunately it was accidentally trimmed down and we are worried he won’t grow… his root ball is very small and we would appreciate help.
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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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Help identifying this shrub

Does anyone know the name of the two shrubs in this picture?
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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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