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Alexandria, VA
Ilovehal
Feb 24, 2020 5:57 AM CST
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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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Feb 24, 2020 6:27 AM CST
well I don;t know, I can;t see it
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BigBill
Feb 24, 2020 6:44 AM CST
Me too.
Can't see a thing. Rolling on the floor laughing D'Oh!
I agree
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skopjecollection
Feb 24, 2020 10:28 AM CST
Resolution is too low
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Calif_Sue
Feb 24, 2020 10:57 AM CST

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Need larger photos that don't reduce in size when clicked on, with closeups of the leaves.
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Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
Feb 24, 2020 11:04 AM CST
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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Iochroma
Feb 25, 2020 7:13 AM CST
Possibly Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'
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Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Feb 26, 2020 8:25 PM CST
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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Silversurfer
Feb 27, 2020 4:06 AM CST
New pics really help.Thank you.
lochroma was correct Prunus laurocerasus otto luyken.
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