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Feb 24, 2020 5:57 AM CST
Alexandria, VA
My front yard is embarrassing and I really have no idea what to do. All the plants are dying. One guy said the bushes are infected with spider mites. I want to give the bushes life again.


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Feb 24, 2020 6:27 AM CST
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well I don;t know, I can;t see it
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Feb 24, 2020 6:44 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
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Me too.
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I agree
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Feb 24, 2020 10:28 AM CST
Name: Stefan
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Feb 24, 2020 10:57 AM CST
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Feb 24, 2020 11:04 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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They could be Euonymus, which I can't remember how to spell, azaleas, or something else. I just can't say with any certainty.
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Feb 25, 2020 7:13 AM CST
San Francisco Bay area (Zone 9a)
Possibly Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'
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Feb 26, 2020 8:25 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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Definitely Cherrylaurels - as Iochroma notes.

This is quite the ubiquitous broadleaf evergreen shrub in places as warm as Virginia. I'd cut out the dead wood parts, provide a balanced fertilizer, and then get out of the way. These usually have no trouble at all growing where you garden.

If they don't grow out of the malaise this year, I'd replace the lot of them with something you like better. As you dig them out, note soil conditions so that what you choose matches well with the site they will have to live in.
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Feb 27, 2020 4:06 AM CST
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New pics really help.Thank you.
lochroma was correct Prunus laurocerasus otto luyken.
Have turned your pics.
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