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Apr 21, 2017 7:31 AM CST
I have had what I thought were two spirea bushes in my yard for 10 years. This year, they have yellow flowers for the first time. I did not purchase Forsythia bushes! What the heck? Why would they wait so long to bloom with flowers? Are they a member of the Spirea species? I'm flabergasted!
Name: Elaine
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Apr 21, 2017 8:18 AM CST
Well, Spirea does come in a yellow form. Could it be this?
Spirea (Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon')

If they've been there for 10 years, is this the first time they've bloomed? Did they have another color of flowers before?

How about a picture of the plant, that would help a lot to identify what you've got there. Forsythia blooms are very different than Spirea.

Please also fill in your location information in your profile? This helps a lot when you have other questions about your garden.

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Jul 31, 2020 6:34 AM CST
Newly planted bush now has rust on leaves, see photo.
Have not watered excessively due to regular rain every 3 days. Is this from excessive heat here in Janesville, Southern Wisconsin?
Please advise remedy! Thank you!
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