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SOLVED! (Please help me ID these shrubs!)
« on: April 21, 2008, 05:09:31 PM »
Alright guys, time to put your heads together to help me identify these shrubs.  I hate exotic ornamentals, so I don't have a clue what they are (More accurately, I hate that I know so little about exotic ornamentals ::)).  They're at a client's house, and all I was able to take was a few twigs, so it might be a little tough.  Just throw out random ideas and I can research them further myself to see if there's a match.  Thanks in advance for your help.

Shrub 1


Shrub 2


Shrub 3


Shrub 4
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Re: Please help me ID these shrubs!
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 09:17:01 PM »
#1 reminds me of Roseofsharon, but it's hard to tell from the pic.

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Re: Please help me ID these shrubs!
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 10:26:56 PM »
Dodgy, if they have you stumped then I don't know what your chances are.  Those exotics are tough.

Maybe some of the far flung outlying FF members can provide some help.  ???

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Re: Please help me ID these shrubs!
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 11:28:45 PM »
I am exotically challenged :).
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Re: Please help me ID these shrubs!
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2008, 08:12:40 AM »
#1 reminds me of Roseofsharon, but it's hard to tell from the pic.

Aha!  Furby is correct!  I did some internet sleuthing and shrub #1 is, indeed, a Rose of Sharon.

A little independent research also seems to indicate that #3 is a glossy abelia.  It'll be easier to tell when the DanG thing flowers.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2008, 10:00:52 AM »
Shrub #2 could be multi flora rose.  Hard to tell.
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2008, 11:29:05 AM »
Wish I could help - the only exotics we have here are dancers  :-X  :-[  :-X

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Re: Please help me ID these shrubs!
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2008, 02:48:25 PM »
Hard to tell from the pic, but the leaves on #2 are opposite, so it can't be multiflora rose.

I was at another clients home this morning, and she happened to have shrub #4 planted in her front yard.  "What's that?" says I.  "Spirea," she replied.  Shrub #4 is solved! 8)

Sprucegum we have those too, but they're easy to identify - you just have to know their tattoos. :-X ;)
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Re: Please help me ID these shrubs!
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2008, 07:01:13 PM »
Yeah #4 is Spirea, a new spring sucker. They plant one with white flowers here in small clumps and shape them with shears. We have two wild varieties here, hard hack/steeplebush with a pink flower and another with a white flower, meadowsweet, both grow in wastelands, more common in the NB lowlands along the coast.
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2008, 07:03:39 PM »
Is #3 square stemmed? Kinda feels like a honeysuckle to me.
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Re: Please help me ID these shrubs!
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2008, 07:39:03 PM »
serviceberry/juneberry (Amelanchier)? Looks like a berry producing shrub.
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Re: Please help me ID these shrubs!
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2008, 11:47:28 AM »
Actually, all of the shrubs are solved, now.  Here are the answers:

#1: Rose-of-Sharon
#2: Hydrangea
#3: Glossy Abelia
#4: Spirea

Much easier to ID now that the leaves are fully out :)!
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Re: SOLVED! (Please help me ID these shrubs!)
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2008, 04:07:03 PM »
Yeah, Hydrangea makes sense for # 2.

I've had one of those dang things here for 30 years and still just a stick. I see others and they grow up like a small lilac bush. ::)

Yeah not only leaves, but handling the shrubs and looking it over for the details helps a lot. ;D

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Re: SOLVED! (Please help me ID these shrubs!)
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2008, 05:04:40 PM »
Is your hydrangea mulched, Swamp Donkey?  They like being mulched down here.
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Re: SOLVED! (Please help me ID these shrubs!)
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2008, 06:34:39 PM »
I don't mulch it Tom, except any lilac and sugar maple leaves that land on it and the tall flowers (yellow loostrife I think) beside it that die and break down beside it.  I think I need to either pull it and start over with a new plant or walk away. Haven't made up my mind, but not real keen on buying a new shrub at $40 or more a pop.  :( I have to do some tree transplanting soon, just need to get up and go.  ;D
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Re: SOLVED! (Please help me ID these shrubs!)
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2008, 07:05:07 PM »
throw some leaves around if for mulch and walk off and leave it for awhile.   Make a mulch bed 6" or so deep and 3-4 feet around, as long as the plant sticks out.
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