Plant ID forum: Plant ID?

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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
May 24, 2018 12:58 PM CST
Any clue what this shrub is? Growing like crazy!
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Name: Kyle
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quercusnut
May 24, 2018 8:51 PM CST
A spiraea of some sort? Maybe someone will know for sure.
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Yorkshirelass
May 25, 2018 12:20 PM CST
Cornus alba - a large suckering shrub.
My daughter has one that suddenly appeared in her garden after the ground was disturbed, and she cannot get rid of it!

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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 25, 2018 1:23 PM CST
The leaves do resemble Cornus alba; photos from our database for leaf comparison:
Red Barked Dogwood (Cornus alba)
Tatarian Dogwood (Cornus alba Little RebelĀ®)



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Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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quercusnut
May 25, 2018 6:38 PM CST
Yorkshirelass said:Cornus alba - a large suckering shrub.
My daughter has one that suddenly appeared in her garden after the ground was disturbed, and she cannot get rid of it!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...


Is she averse to using chemicals like glyphosate or is it illegal there?
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
May 25, 2018 9:08 PM CST
I don't think that is any species of Dogwood (Cornus sp.).

Note that the suspect has toothed margins to the leaves. Note that the database images show dogwood leaves with entire margins, and that is typical for all dogwoods. Note the veining pattern of the suspect leaves; that doesn't match the way that dogwood veins head toward the margin but don't quite terminate there.

5601Lisa could grace this post with additional images of this vigorously growing shrub - starting with pictures of the WHOLE plant. Since plant parts aren't lacking, prune off a chunk and then photo detailed images of the finer parts where it is easy to focus on them.

It may be my own bias, but there is something suspiciously viburnum-esque about that plant...
John
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 25, 2018 9:42 PM CST
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
May 26, 2018 8:20 AM CST
Realized I was looking at two shrubs, planted too close to each other. May have both a dogwood and a viburnum that need pruning. More snaps.
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 26, 2018 8:22 AM CST
Gee, even after having cataracts removed, I didn't notice the toothed margins on the leaves! Now that I've enlarged and zoomed in on that second picture, I do notice that the foliage has toothed edges.
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
May 26, 2018 11:31 AM CST
That's Viburnum lantana, probably 'Mohican'.

Normally, that's a pretty prolific flowering plant. When has it been pruned, if ever? Might be cutting buds off, if pruning later in summer/fall.
John
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 26, 2018 11:41 AM CST
Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)



Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana 'Mohican')

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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
May 26, 2018 12:23 PM CST
Absolutely love this resource! Thanks all.
Btw, looks like both shrubs bloomed while I was out of town. Prune now? Or wait till Fall?
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
May 27, 2018 3:28 PM CST
Prune now. Then, new growth in summer will set flower buds for next year.

John

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