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Jun 7, 2020 5:58 PM CST
Cleveland, Ohio
We are in Ohio and moved in our house about a year ago. We have not trimmed this shrub and it's really taken off this summer. Any idea what this is and if it would take to summer pruning?

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Jun 7, 2020 6:13 PM CST
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I am not exactly sure what it is, but it looks like an Evergreen shrub or tree of some sort. It is very pretty. I do not know the answer to your second question, either, but as a rule of thumb, I try not to prune until just before Thanksgiving. I am cautious. Is it causing some sort of major problem as it is now?
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Jun 7, 2020 7:40 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Looks like it could be a Dappled willow
Dappled Willow (Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki')

If so prune in late winter, early spring
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Jun 8, 2020 8:49 AM CST
Cleveland, Ohio
Thank you - this is very helpful. The plant isn't causing any problems - it's just become really large due to all the rain we've had this year.
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Jun 8, 2020 11:52 AM CST
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In that case, I suggest you wait to prune it until just before Thanksgiving. You can make it part of your preparations for Christmas decorating.

Please feel free to send any excess rain to me no matter how small! Green Grin!
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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