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

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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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What is this white substance on my queen of the night?

I recently discovered a white substance on my queen of the night Cestrum nocturnum. I don’t know what kind of pathogen it is. Does anyone have any ideas how to deal with this? I would greatly ...
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How important is it to use mycorrhiza if you're planting trees, and bushes?

I was watching a video on bare root tree planting, and was wondering if you really need to use mycorrhiza if planting a tree/bush.
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Do 3 in 1 plantings cause girdling?

I was watching some videos on how to plant trees close together, and was wondering if doing a 3 in 1 planting will cause girdling, or any other problems.
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Will a hebe bud from old growth?

I have fairly mature Hebe (albicans, I think) which suffered badly in the late frost this year in the UK. After trimming back all the clearly dead growth, there are some big gaps. All the active ...
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Trees or shrubs with decent shade that can grow in pots?

Is it possible to grow/maintain in pots trees or shrubs that can offer decent shade for someone to sit under them when there's lots of sun? I have an open good-sized concrete rooftop in a building ...
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How do I treat a Hydrangea?

We have three hydrangea bushes. We didn't trim the dead sticks on them because of so many stories being told to us saying yes, trim them back because it will help them bloom more; and no because the ...
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What's this tree/shrub with white 4-petal flowers?

There's a small tree or large woody shrub in our garden with fragrant flowers appearing in June in Oregon. Although four-petaled and white, they seem different from the dogwoods we have. The petals ...
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How tall can Boxwood Green Velvet really grow?

I really like the 'boxwood green velvet' for privacy hedge but I ideally need at least 5 ft of height. Most sources for example here says it grows 2 to 4 ft but at least one claims it grows 4 to 6 ft ...
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What is this bush with small yellow flowers and an orange substance in the stems?

There is a round bush, which I didn't plant, growing in what is usually my "annual" garden. It's about two feet high and the same width. At the end of the stems there are clusters of small, bright ...
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Why are my boxwood shrubs dropping yellow leaves?

The shrubs in front of our home look great. The ones in back were transplanted three years ago and have been doing fine and recovering. The only issue I've had is psyllids. The leaves are in various ...
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What is this low-growing bush with variegated leaves and red berries?

Does anybody know what plant this is? I'd like to make sure the berries aren't poisonous for my cat.
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Where can I grow yaupon holly?

I just heard about the yaupon holly, and would like to plant some. Where can I plant them to get my caffeine fix?
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The leaves of my chilly plant is drying inspite of water in them daily [closed]

I water my plants daily, yet the chilly plat is drying off, all the leaves are almost dead, plz help me, all suggestions accepted.
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How should I treat a weigela bush with a large section of dead branches?

I have two weigela bushes which have been healthy for at least five years. (That's how long we've lived here, so I can't say their exact age.) I don't know the specific variety, but it has variegated ...
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What was the blueberry plant potted in?

When I was planting my blueberries today I thought it was strange to see that the blueberry plants were planted in some sort of matting (think the stuff for wire plant baskets). What was it planted in,...
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What variety of Goumi berry will thrive under an apple tree in USDA zone 4a?

I want to plant a goumi berry bush underneath an apple tree. My goal is to have as much fruit as I can. I am in Minnesota, USDA zone 4a. What variety should I order?
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What is the proper way to plant a bush under an established fruit tree?

Established Tree: Apple Planting Bush: Blueberries Goal: not damage apple tree root system Question: How do I plant a blueberry bush under an apple tree without damaging the roots of the apple tree?
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What are the big wart-like bumps on my hibiscus leaves? [closed]

The leaves on my Hibiscus bushes have developed big wart-like bumps. They are spreading rapidly and it seems like they are killing my bush. What are they, and how can I cure them?
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Mauve to purple spring flowering shrubs

Apart from lilac I am looking for a spring blossoming shrub which has flowers in the mauve to purple range, suitable for a temperate climate. Ideally it would flower earlier than lilac. Are there ...
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What is this shrub?

Live in zone 9 in USA. This shrub is about 6 feet tall and we have to trim it every year or else it'll grow taller and block windows. Planted 5+ years ago. White flowers it looks like too. Would ...
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What are these tall, tree-like shrubs and how often should I water them?

My wife and I just bought a property and I don't know anything about plants or trees. Can someone tell me what the large trees/bushes/plants are and also how often do I need to water them?
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Should a Rudy Haag Burning Bush be pruned?

Should my Euonymus alatus 'Rudy Haag' (Burning Bush) be pruned in spring or not at all? This is my first spring after planting it last spring.

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