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

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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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Entertaining, privacy producing, driveway bed plants

I'm looking for a small tree or shrub recommendation for the bed on the side of my driveway. I live in Providence, RI (zone 6, maybe zone 7 since we're in the middle of the heat island that is our ...
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What are these small growths on my huckleberry?

My huckleberry branches are growing through these. Is it a fungus? Is it some kind of tumor? these grow wild around my cabin in southcentral alaska leaves appear to be incorporated into the thing....
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Will a Hibiscus recover having dropped all its leaves?

Will a Hibiscus recover having dropped all its leaves? In the hot UK weather this year a hibiscus I recently planted out has lost all of its leaves. At first it got a bit dehydrated but then I kept ...
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How should I transplant an old Rose of Sharon?

I have a beautiful Rose of Sharon I planted 15 years ago. Now, even after cutting it back, it's blocking view and am wondering if there was a way to dig it up and put it someplace else. I know to wait ...
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Is it normal for a blueberry plant to have reddish leaves?

Is it normal for blueberry bushes to have reddish colored leaves?
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Shrub with scented white flowers and waxy leaves?

I am wondering what kind of plant this is. It has (relatively) thick leaves and occasionally small white flowers. One of my dogs sometimes likes to sniff it. She'll balance on three feet (two and a ...
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What is this dense, round, 1m-2m high and wide bush?

Can anyone please tell me what this is called? I had it my old house but forgot to take a cutting before I moved and now I have no idea what it is and haven't seen one anywhere but I really would ...
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Does anyone know the name of this young plant shrub?

The plant has opposite toothed single leaves and opposite stems growing in Northern Virginia. The color of new growth stems is a deep burgundy with white speckles. I'm guessing it is a shrub in the ...
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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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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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Why does my Black Currant bush have shriveling/drying leaves and fruit?

I am in Southern Ontario, Canada (Zone 5). I transplanted a fairly large Black currant bush two years ago from my friend's garden. While I'm happy to see how resilient this plant is and that even in ...
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Bougainvillea, keep bound or cut loose?

Bougainvillea plants, two feet high, and bound to stakes, are planted one foot from a fence, and are meant to eventually cover the fence. Can they be left bound till they are stronger and the ...
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What is this plant with compound leaves growing in Central-Maine?

A friend of mine in Maine sent me this picture of a plant in her yard to identify. She is worried it might be Poison Sumac, but I have my doubts. Sorry, only one picture. Zone 5
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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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Woody shrub with small beige flowers from south-central Europe

This woody shrub from a yard was collected in South-Central Europe. It has slightly lobed ovate leaves, and several clusters of beige flowers on slender stems.
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How far from a wooden fence should Bougainvillea be planted?

For bougainvillea to cover a wood fence how far from the fence should it be planted?
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Identifying an orange flowery shrub [duplicate]

Me again. Anyone has an idea of what this is? Thanks a lot. As a sidenote, the images make the flower look more yellow than they are. In reality they are orange.
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Bee-attracting tall shrub with cones of tiny cream-white flowers in Colorado?

We live at 7000 feet and have a volunteer shrub that is over 6 feet tall. The flowers are about 1/4"-3/8"; cream/white colored; with 5 wee petals and a pale yellow, spikey center. Also, the flowers ...
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Do you prune the brown on a shrub?

So I'm not sure of the species of this shrub but as you can see in the images a good portion of it has become brown and appears dead. Do I prune off the brown parts or do I leave it and hope they come ...
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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 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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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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What is this red 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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What's this shrub with white flowers? [duplicate]

A friend took the images below in a Vienna park in late April. The woody shrub has flowers with four petals; the size I'm not sure of, but I'd guess they're at least a couple inches across and ...
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Should I cut Hydrangea surfacing roots?

My hydrangeas have sprouted roots above ground. The shrubs are three years in. Can these roots be cut off without loosing the plant?
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Could you tell me of what four species these seedlings belong to?

I have been trying to germinate seeds from a mixed packet of tree/bush seeds: Holly, Rowan, Alder Buckthorn and Dogrose. Only these two seeds have been germinating nicely and becoming seedlings. ...
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How tall will this Magnolia stellata grow?

I have bought a Magnolia stellata that has a height of 27 inches (70 cm) above ground and a root system 8 inches deep (20 cm). It looked like it was newly potted, so I went home and checked the roots. ...
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What is this April flowering shrub with clusters of small flowers?

I'm trying to find out out what kind of flowering bush this could be. It's located in Nitro, West Virginia. It smells like Gardenia. Some of the bushes are quite tall.
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I need help in identifying this bush

I have a delightful bush in my garden which is self seeded. It has white blossom in spring, delicate, light green hazel-type leaves (but more delicate) and clusters of black, shiny berries in the ...
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Bushes…will these grow back? Did I ruin them?

Did I ruin these bushes? Will they grow back or should I take them out? Thanks
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How hazardous is Melianthus (honey bush)?

Is Melianthus actually too poisonous to keep in a home garden? I see it all over the place, and I understand that it should not be eaten, but is touching the plant hazardous as well? Rationale: I ...
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Why has the top half of my Acer Garnet died off

The shrub is approx. 14 years old and has been planted in the garden for about the past 6 years. I have mulched it twice in that time. What have I done wrong? Any advice would be good.
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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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What's the best way to treat boxwood winter burn?

I have a boxwood that appears to have suffered some significant winter burn. About half of the branches have yellow leaves. What's the best treatment? Should I prune the affected branches, or leave ...
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Will these roses bloom this year?

A few weeks ago I bought two tea-hybrid roses with their roots in wet sawdust and saran wrap (it is called nude root in my area, no idea how to call it in English). The shoots started to grow the next ...
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Can I mulch a plant bed before planting in it?

Can I mulch a plant bed before I plant in it? Can I just clear out the mulch at the spot where I want to plant shrubs later on? I am planning to grow shrubs and ornamental grass.
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What are these new trunks thats emerging from this Red Cherry Currant?

I noticed that there was some new trunk-looking stuff that's coming around from these sides at the bottom to the middle on the thick stems but not on the top thin branches. What are these, are they ...
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How do I dig up or get rid of bushes?

I've got several large bushes I am trying to get rid of in my yard. I started by cutting them down close to the ground, and then tried to kill the root stump with root killer (copper sulfate ...
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What is this shrub being used as hedging in the southern UK?

Can someone help identify what this is called being used as hedging in the south of the UK? Looking online at pre-grown ready to plant hedging it looks similar to Cherry Laurel, but I'm no expert.
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Revive dead part of a bush

I had one tree and two bushes next to each other. One of the bushes died as a casualty of some underground pipe work, so I removed it. The other two are bare where they had been up against the third. ...
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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 ...
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What is the best way to grow lowbush blueberries from seed?

I have lots and lots of wild blueberries this year and was wondering if they would do well in a rock garden planted from seed. I know how to extract the seeds but I would like to know if anyone has ...
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One part of Blueberry bush blooming, rest of plant appears dormant or dead

I recently purchased what is now my first dwarf blueberry plant. On this plant, at the end of a large, thick vertical cane, are a few green branches that have some small seeds and the 'early green ...
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It is possible to keep blueberry bushes as a house plant?

I'll be going moving soon from my house to an apartment, and most likely a studio at that, so I was wondering if it was possible to grow lowbrush blueberry bushes as a houseplant and expect it to bear ...
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Can I grow a fall-winter flowering witch hazel bush in Zone 6?

I live in Massachusetts, Northeast United States, Zone 6. The lowest temperature in our coldest months can go down to -10°F (-23°C), although it's usually a bit warmer. While reading an article ...

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