Plant ID forum→Does anyone know what this shrub is?

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Klynn56
Jun 7, 2020 5:58 PM CST
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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OAP
Jun 7, 2020 6:13 PM CST
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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crawgarden
Jun 7, 2020 7:40 PM CST
Looks like it could be a Dappled willow
Dappled Willow (Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki')

If so prune in late winter, early spring
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Cleveland, Ohio
Klynn56
Jun 8, 2020 8:49 AM CST
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.
Zone 8a
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OAP
Jun 8, 2020 11:52 AM CST
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!
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