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

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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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Is this plant a buttonbush?

I purchased seed from a reputable supplier that was labelled as buttonbush or Cephalanthus occidentalis. One seed germinated and managed to grow two inches tall in the first two years. I then ...
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How and when should hydrangea be trimmed?

The picture above shows the current condition of Hydrangea plants in need of pruning. How and when should they be trimmed?
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Can I plant Escallonia Apple Blossom as a hedge in partial shade?

Is Escallonia Apple Blossom shrub suitable for planting as a hedge in a North facing cornish wall? The site is windy, coastal and in the shade of the house. The Royal Horticultural Society says ...
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What is this large bushy plant, found in Somaliland?

Please help me to identify this shrub. It's commonly found here in Somaliland.
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What is this oval, small green fruit?

We live in Las Vegas and have two bushes in the backyard dropping this fruit. It had a sweet taste. What is it?
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What is this pale mint green shrub with hay-colored booms from Tenerife, Canary Islands?

What is this pale mint green shrub that has hay-colored booms? It seems to thrive on lava fields and develops lignified stems. It can be found around 28.266°,-16.588° in Teide National Park on ...
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What is this flat, green, nettle-like shrub from Tenerife, Canary Islands?

What is this shrub that's low to the ground and looks flat, green, and nettle-like? It seems to thrive on lava fields and develops lignified stems. It can be found around 28.266°,-16.588° in Teide ...
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How much water does a Common Boobialla cutting need?

I have a cutting I made about a year ago which took root (not sure when, I only realized when the roots were about 2 inches long). I had the cutting sit in a basic water bottle the whole period of its ...
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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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What is this small shrub?

From doing some research, I think this might be a type of monkey grass (specifically, a variety of Liriope Muscari?). I'd like to look up how to care for it, as I'm not sure if I can trim it back now ...
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What is this plant with clusters of purple berries at junctions of opposite serrated leaves?

This plant has clusters of small purple berries at junctions where the leaves meet the stem. The leaves are a medium green color and serrated at the edges. It's from Mission in the Lower Mainland ...
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What plant is this that looks like a bush?

My friend saw this plant. What plant is this? Can anyone tell me, please?
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Pink flowering shrub with tomato looking buds

What is this plant? Red/pink flowers with 5 or 6 petals, orange "buds" or fruit(?) that look like tomatoes, many of which fall off. Compound, opposite, broadleaves with toothed edges.
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Ideal plants for rental property?

We have a rental property in zone 9. I planted bungleweed, salvia guarantica (blue black), firebush, lantana, ligustrum japonica, Pink muhly grass, dwarf lemon tree, camellia and others 2 years ago. ...
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Why would cuttings from the same hibiscus exhibit different growing behaviors?

Last fall, we planted six cuttings from a friend's hibiscus syriacus. They were leafy, and sized from about 7" to 12". They're pictured in this question. Though they lost all foliage, the stems held ...
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How and when should I trim this bush?

I would like the bushes in our front yard to grow leaves on all sides. To do this, I think they need to be trimmed to let light in. What is the best time of year to trim them? Should we cut them ...
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Will Hydrangeas Next to a Freshwater Seawall Suffer from Occasional Flooding?

I am considering planting some hydrangeas next to the seawall at a freshwater lake. Normally the water level is about 14" below the top of the soil but about twice a month the water level will rise to ...
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What chances do I stand to relocate this thuja bush?

Do I have any chances to move this thuja bush without killing it? What is the best time of the year for this? Any recommendations in terms of tools, procedure, root cutting, replanting? (This is ...
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What chances do I stand to relocate this lilac bush?

Do I have any chances to move this lilac without killing it? What is the best time of the year for this? Any recommendations in terms of tools, procedure, root cutting, replanting?
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What is this plant, and is it worth saving

My well meaning father-in-law transplanted this plant into our flower bed, thinking it was a rose bush. So far (2 years) we haven't seen any flowers. It has some pretty serious thorns and is kind of ...
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Identifying these Pink and White Flowers

I photographed this flowering shrub in Minnesota last summer. It had pink to white flowers with 5 petals in many clusters and serrated leaves: I've tried to identify it myself, but so far none of my ...
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What is this low-growing shrub with small bright red berries?

A friend of mine has this growing in her garden in South London. She is worried the berries are poisonous as she has a young child who picks things up and puts them in her mouth. Please can someone ...
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Can a Mexican sage survive losing all its stems?

We planted several Mexian sages (Salvia leucantha) 3-4 weeks ago. They had taken very well to our hot, dry weather (Sacramento, California - Zone 9) and being watered on a drip system. Here's a ...
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What is this extremely drought-tolerant bush with yellow flowers?

I live on an arid island and it's summer - meaning that most every plant that isn't irrigated or a succulent is dead or dying. However, I walked through a disused quarry today and amid all the ...
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What is this bushy plant with narrow leaves and white flowers?

Can someone please help me identify this bushy plant? It has narrow grey/greem leaves and white flowers. It was found in the Calgary region.
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What is this tree/bush with thorns and small blue solid fruits?

There's a tree in our yard of which we do not know it's name. In other parts of the yard it grows more like a bush. It has thorns and grows small solid fruits that turn dark blue when ripe. On the ...
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Is there anything that can turn azalea blooms blue mid-season?

We've used aluminum sulfate to keep azalea blooms blue in the past. This season some new guys apparently missed a fair number of azaleas in a large grouping and we have pink blooms on enough plants to ...
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What is this shrub with large heads composed of single flowers?

I can't identify this flower that has been previously here in the garden since I have moved. Here's a photo. .
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Need help identificating this bee-attracting shrub

A friend of mine came back from a nearby mountain with this flower from a wild shrub that was very common in the area where he walked. The area where these are found is the west-Alps, around -1300- ...

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