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What are these tall, tree-like shrubs and how often should I water them?

Judging by the new growth being red, I'd say these were Photinia fraserii 'Red Robin'. I can't tell if they're pleached or not, can't see any framework within the foliage, so its possible they're just ...
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Identifying these Pink and White Flowers

This is a Spiraea shrub. Here is a general article on the genus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiraea. There are 10s of species and probably hundreds of cultivars. One of the most common garden ...
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My long stemmed rose is growing new leaves

I bought this rose at rite aid on clearance two years ago. We put it in water, and the stem never turned brown. After about 9 months in a glass of water, I put it in soil. It grew a bunch of new ...
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What is the proper way to plant a bush under an established fruit tree?

You can't - if you want to plant close to a tree, it has to be done when you first plant the tree, at the same time, in other words. You could plant near the apple tree, but not under the canopy.
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What is this bush with small yellow flowers and an orange substance in the stems?

This is definetively Chelidonium majus or greater celandine. In the US it's a neophyte, probably imported by early settlers that used the orange milk to treat warts1 and other skin conditions. It ...
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What are the best fast growing field windbreaks?

There may be some difference between a fast windbreak and an ideal windbreak. Since many fast growing deciduous trees provide little wind breakage in the winter months, my go-to choice for screening/...
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Can you identify this fragrant shrub?

This is a beautiful specimen of common privet (Ligustrum vulgare). The lanceolate dark glossy leaves, the intense scent and especially the four petals are quite distinctive.
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How should I water and feed lilac bushes?

Lilacs are the original "plant it and forget it" shrub. You'll sometimes find them in the US growing in the middle of nowhere, which marks where a farmhouse once stood 100+ years ago. I've ...
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How should I treat a weigela bush with a large section of dead branches?

If this plant still has a good root system and is not dying due to being water logged or root rot then the tough love approach works: cut everything back to the ground when new growth starts ...
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What is this shrub with large heads composed of single flowers?

Red Hydrangea macrophylla Here we go...you lucky person!!!
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What is this tree/bush with thorns and small blue solid fruits?

I suspect it may be Prunus spinosa, commonly known as Sloe - should have had creamy white flowers in Spring, and does have stiff, thorny branches. If left unpruned will reach about 16 feet in height, ...
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What is this extremely drought-tolerant bush with yellow flowers?

I believe this to be Acacia wirilda or retinoides or pycnantha. As I mentioned in my comment to your question, the Acacia genus is huge and it could be one of many. But I truly think that this is an ...
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Pink flowering shrub with tomato looking buds

Gosh, I've been wrong too often lately, but this sure as heck looks like Rosa rugosa a wild rose native to...Asian countries. Great hips to dry and use in teas full of vitamin C. Low maintenance!
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Pink flowering shrub with tomato looking buds

Agree with Stormy's ID, Rosa rugosa - the tomato looking things are called hips, which are seed cases, formed after the flowers are fertilized. They are indeed chock full of Vitamin C, but also full ...
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What is this plant with clusters of purple berries at junctions of opposite serrated leaves?

No, it isn't nightshade, its Callicarpa americana, commonly known as Beauty berry. Many websites warn the berries are poisonous -they're not - but aren't at all tasty to eat anyway. http://www....
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What is this pale mint green shrub with hay-colored booms from Tenerife, Canary Islands?

It's Erysimum scoparium, (alhelí del Teide, Canary Islands' Wallflower). It's an endemic plant to the Islands and found at higher altitutes there.
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Can I mulch a plant bed before planting in it?

Yes you can. I've had to do that numerous times in order to help suppress weeds until I can get the shrubs in. I would, however, recommend against it. It can be pretty annoying to have to move all ...
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Is the rapid new growth on this rose bush a sign of Rosette?

These are most likely rose suckers. You should trace it down to where they are originating from (most likely below where your rose was grafted). If that is the case, you want to remove it ASAP from ...
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Does anyone know the name of this young plant shrub?

The plant I had the question about had very small blooms on it in July, although it could have been late June. At that point I still didn't know what it was, but now (September 1, 2017) it has small ...
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Can you identify this plant, please?

Looks like White Campion to me, Latin name Silene latifolia, a biennial or perennial plant, but check the image here http://www.toronto-wildlife.com/Plants/Pink_Carnation_family/...
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What is this bush/shrub?

Without details like leaves, bark and overall growth habit, the precise id is very difficult, but it's almost certainly a member of the prunus family. All of them have similar blossom structures and ...
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Identify plant, and what to do with rocks

This plant is commonly known as the Hawaiian Scheffelera or Schefflera arboricola. Although the species grows to 8 - 9 M (24 to 27 feet) tall this variety is variegated and when grown indoors usually ...
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How should I grow Cornus sanguinea with respect to surrounding ground covering?

Cornus sanguinea usually provides dense shade when its leaves are out. It also gets woody fast. As the flowers and fruit are insignificant most people only plant it for the stem colour. As the stems ...
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What is this shrub on the Gulf Coast?

Based on the images shown, I'm thinking Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica. They are deciduous, with orange-red autumn foliage colour; the persistent, dry fruit capsules in terminal panicles are ...
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Does Kinnikinnick require soil amendment for planting

Arctostaphylos likes infertile, well-drained/gritty soils. You've probably got the well-drained part, since you're planting on a bank. It likes full-sun, however, which may become problematic as your ...
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What is this shrub with star-like off-white flowers?

It's a Clematis, Clematis vitalba. It's the one that pops up in hedgerows and the like quite naturally without anyone ever planting it. It has the common name of Traveller's Joy, supposedly because ...
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Any weedkillers that are safe for Catnip and Catmint?

Weedkillers for soft green growth are divided between those that will kill through the leaves, any type of leaf, and those that kill in the same way but leave lawn grass largely unharmed. There is no ...
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What is this tree/shrub in my Florida yard?

I agree that it appears to be a Clerodendrum, perhaps a Clerodendrum quadriloculare, also called Starburst, Starburst Clerodendrum, Shooting stars, and Firecracker bush. Although it used to be ...
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