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 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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Can you identify this shrub which I have named “The Redemption Bush?”

This bush is in North-central Virginia on a farm. Most of each year when I lived there it would block the view of our pastures, interfere with mowing, and just look like a green mass. Every year, ...
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Inadvertently sprayed Ortho Ground Clear in area in which I would like to plant shrubs

If you inadvertently spray an area with a vegetation poison is there anything you can add to the soil to neutralize the effects of the glyphosphate (5%) so that you can plant shrubs?
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Identify the shrub

Please help me identify the bush? this looks like Spirea cantoniensis but the flower is different
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Need help identifying some shrubs in the mountains of Israel

I see some bushes around my house and am wondering whether they are useful (if so, I will propagate them from cuttings.) Can anyone identify these?
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What is this shrub with 5-petal fragrant flowers?

I have seen this shrub in mid April in a park in Western Germany and I remember the flowers were quite fragrant. Do you know what it is?
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Can you identify this fragrant shrub?

It is European zone 8a, mid-May. The flowers have strong honey-like fragrance. The plant may be a climber or semi-climber since it grew around fence.
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What is this shrub with pink buds that open into green leaves?

I just bought my house last summer and I have no idea what this bush in my yard is that has pink buds that open into green leaves. I live in Michigan where we've had a cold spring so it's just now ...
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Shrub with white flowers

I saw this shrub (or small tree) yesterday with white flowers. Does anyone know what it is? It was found near the coast (dune area) in the Netherlands.
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Maple plant that will not turn green?

I live in Ireland. I bought an Acer plant "deshojo" ,few years back . Now I have two issues with this plant. One is that it will give that nice pink/red color only for few months (April -june). The ...
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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 is this shrub with simple but attractive red flowers?

What is this shrub with simple but attractive red flowers? The exact cultivar would be greately appreciated. There is another one of the same kind nearby, this time it is pruned to more regular ...
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What is this growing on my plants and how do I treat it?

What is growing on my plants and how do I treat it? See details on this photo:
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What is this small shrub with lots of tiny lilac/dark-burgundy flowers?

It looks this dark green-grayish without-flowers-slightly-boring-looking shrub blooms with magnificant flowers in mid-March. I don't know how long the blooming lasts, but even if it is only for a week,...
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What is this bush/tree that has dark leaves, and clusters of tiny white flowers with 4 petals?

There is this bush where I live, in Florida, US. It's taller than 5 feet, maybe 5'5. It has really tiny (less than half an inch) white flowers with 4 petals. The flowers are not fragrant. It's been ...
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Does Kinnikinnick require soil amendment for planting

I intend to plant some ground cover on a small steep bank. The bank faces east and receives some shade from nearby trees and also some full sun. The total area is 180 sqft. There are 3 shrubs and a ...
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What is this bush/shrub that has thorns?

It also produces some type of fruit late summer / early fall. [ [ [ [
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What is this medicinal plant?

Someone suggested to consume this plant to help in my breathing problems. But I don't want to consume it without knowing what it is ? It looks like a medicinal plant, but what is it ?
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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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How to turn a field of high grass/shrub into lawn or food forest?

I have a 1.5-acre section that has not been properly maintained for many years. It is covered with high grass with some shrubs of willow, gorse and broom: (the grass is actually much higher now as ...
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What is this shrub

I happened to photograph one of the shrubs that was wild around my home. Surprised to see it resemble somewhat closer to a cactus, however couldn't find help from the locals. I am currently living ...
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Rabbits ate the blueberry shrubs I planted right down to the ground. Will the shrubs grow back?

I made the mistake of not setting up chicken wire and the rabbits ate these 24" bushes I just planted. All that remains are 1-2 little twigs, stripped of all the branches and leaves. Will these ...
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What is the pictured hedge shrub?

What is the following hedge shrub?
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What is this shrub on the Gulf Coast?

I was in New Orleans, LA, USA this December and most plants had foliage, but this plant was bare. What is this shrub? It looked like it's bark was missing too, but they all look like this, see ...
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The correct way to prune a rosemary

My garden has been on the backburner for a couple of years and my rosemary is woody and lacking leaves. I'm theoretically growing it to eat, rather than look at, so how best do I encourage soft growth?...
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What is this evergreen oval-leaved shrub?

I found this shrub in a local nursery, I liked it, and I purchased three of them. However, the nursery guy says it is Viburnum opulus. I don't think he is right. Can you help me ID these shrubs, so ...
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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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How old should a seed-grown Passiflora ligularis be to set fruit?

I have five granadilla (Passiflora ligularis) grown from seed this year. How long does it take for them to bloom and bear fruit, assuming they receive proper light and watering?
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Habit of Clethra alnifolia 'Pink Spires' (aka summersweet)

At the suggestion of @Jurp I purchased three clethras. The motivation is attracting wildlife, and having nice summer fragrance. Now however I don't know what to do with them, I'll explain the reason ...
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What's the difference between Berberis Thunbergii cultivars 'Golden Ring' and 'Coronita'?

I'm trying to distinguish between two cultivars of Berberis Thunbergii. Two that are similar are available in my area: 'Golden Ring' and 'Coronita'. What is the difference? What do you recommend?
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How should I grow Cornus sanguinea with respect to surrounding ground covering?

A group of yellow-orange Cornus sanguineas would really fit a spot in my garden. The cultivar I am interested in is appr. 1.2m (4ft.) max height, like in this picture: I plan to plant them even ...
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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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What are some low maintenance evergreens for an east facing partly-shaded bed?

I've just had a bunch of shrubs taken out from an east-facing partly-shaded bed against a house wall -- Viburnum Tinus and Aucuba Japonica. The situation suited them perfectly, to the extent that they ...
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Should Camellias bloom in the northern hemisphere in early October?

I had a Camellia japonica 'Sweet Sensations' open two blooms on Oct 7, and a C. sasanqua 'Setsugekka' open two on Oct 10, with many more blooms to come. The temperatures here in Texas are still ...
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Identify plant, and what to do with rocks

Can anyone identify this little tree/shrub/indoor plant? I got it from a neighbor who had it on her porch, among others, and it appears pretty healthy. It's in a 3" plastic pot, that rests in a faux ...
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What is this bush/shrub?

The bush/shrub is about 7' tall and 10' wide. It blooms in april. I have not noticed any berries. It is in North east Wyoming.
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Identify this plant with leaves that look like hemlock

This plant is growing in my garden. Its leaves smell lovely when you rub them with your hand.
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Ideas for bushes or shrubs greater than 6 feet that will grow in partial shade against a building in Zone 2-3?

I have a narrow garden bed at the back of my carriage garage made out of retaining wall. It is directly against my building. I would like to find a bush, hedge or similar that will grow in this ...
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What is the name of this plant [closed]

Hope someone can identify this plant for me----Thank you
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Identification of shrub with variegated leaves and white flowers

A friend of mine has seen this plant in a cemetery in Romania, zone 6b, and wants to know its name.
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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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Time to plant new shrubs and plants in New England

I would like to transplant my front-of-the-house shrubs and plants to my backyard because I don't like them very much. I then want to put in new shrubs/plants in front of my house. They will go on ...
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What is this tree/shrub growing in my front yard?

I have this in some landscaping that came with the house when I bought it. I have asked the neighbors and no one can tell me who the landscapers were that planted it, or what kind of shrub/tree it is....
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Why are some of these Yew bushes dying?

I have a row of yew bushes, some of which are not healthy at all! I’m in Pittsburgh, PA and have lived in this house 15 years. These bushes used to be healthy (I have old pictures), but over the past ...
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Can a Sego Palm skip a growing season?

I planted a Sego Palm too close to a sidewalk . After years of trimming, I finally cut off at ground level . The trunk was about 42" , so I dug a 36" hole and planted it. This happened last fall , ...
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Can any one identify this shrub from these leaves pics? [duplicate]

Can any one identify this tree from these leaves pics?
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Can you identify this plant, please?

This shrub first appeared in my overflow garden two summers ago. As I was missing my Snow Day Surprise plant, I off-handedly assumed it was that. It has reappeared in the same spot two more ...
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How do I remove one of two different plants growing in the same spot?

There's a shrub planted in the corner of my property, that the previous owner put there to help mask the utility pole behind it. I kind of like this idea, but there is another plant growing in the ...
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Identify shrub with glossy leaves and dark color fruits

Could you tell me what is the name of this plant? Found in the park in London, in the middle of July.
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Help identifying shrub, long narrow leaves, white flowers

Can anyone help me identify this bush, shown in the photos? It is growing happily in our garden in the UK. We are coastal, and rarely get a frost. We planted it 6 years ago when it was about half the ...

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