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May 12, 2020 4:08 PM CST
MN 3b-4a
We had some low-growing sumac that spread beyond the bed. Would like something to replace it. Colorful. Low maintenance. Somewhat squat. Long blooming during summer and autumn. Trimmable to keep its growth within about 2' high and 2' wide or so. S-side full sun. Sandy soil.

Probably not spirea or potentilla, which we have nearby.

So many varieties would do what the sumac did, which was shade and crowd out the perennials in this bed.

Too much to ask for?
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May 14, 2020 5:10 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
At first I thought of maybe euonymus but I don't think that blooms much. There are some really lovely variegated ones though.
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May 15, 2020 8:35 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela beautiful fragrant pink flowers May through June.

go to clematis the forum and ask them for bloom time clematis.
I use clematis in all my bushes to extend bloom time.

Sand cherry and clematis

Purple Smoke and clematis

Knockout Yellow rose. Blooms fragrant yellow rose summer to Fall.
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