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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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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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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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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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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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Does Korean Privet (Ligustrum Ovalifolium) thicken in the lower part of the plant?

This year in March I planted a privet hedge. Most plants were about 80 cm (2.5 feet). The plants look alright now: But the bottom half is still mostly bare of leafs and new branches. I noticed some ...
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What is this red flowering shrub?

We're in the process of moving into our new place and these plants are in our front yard. Can you identify what they are? Second, are they poisonous to animals (small dogs)? We plan to remove them ...
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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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Is this Osage Silk Thorn - x Macludrania hybrida?

Anybody know what this species/family of thorny bush this is or how to propagate it? it was about 10' wide and high and very thorny. I saw this in Lake Placid Florida, just north of Okeechobee lake ...
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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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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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Why are my laurel plant leaves turning yellow and brown?

I planted some laurel in a container last year. Now it's in its first Spring season in the container and it seems to be doing mostly really well. In an unusually warm Spring it has rapidly generated a ...
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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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What are these nodules underneath the leaves of this bush?

What are these nodules that are underneath the leaves and on the stems of this bush everywhere? I'm in Georgia in April 2020. I don't know what kind of bush it is, but you can see from the inset ...
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Are my Azaleas damaged?

These Azaleas I planted last spring look like they were damaged during winter. I was wondering if I should prune the dead looking stems or if I should wait for them to put on leaves.
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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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Shrub Identification

Location: Columbus, Ohio Early in the season, maybe too early to identify.
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What type of plant is this from Ohio, and is it invasive?

We live in Ohio surrounded by some woods. Almost all the underbrush is made up of this plant. It can grow into a small tree and is very easy to break by hand. I tried to look it up on Ohio's invasive ...
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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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How do I rejuvenate my garden firs?

I have these two "fir bushes" in my garden. I'm afraid I don't know exactly what type they are so here are two pictures: As you can see, as they've grown much bigger over the years (they started out ...
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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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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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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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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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Does Buxus grow berries or flowers in the winter? [closed]

Does all species of Buxus grow berries or flowers in the winter?
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What is this type of Ilex specie?

I'm wondering what type of Ilex specie this is as it isn't quite clear what type? 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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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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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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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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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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