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Apr 21, 2017 7:31 AM CST
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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!
Apr 21, 2017 8:18 AM CST
Name: Elaine
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Well, Spirea does come in a yellow form. Could it be this?
Spirea (Spiraea thunbergii Mellow Yellow®)

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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