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Carolina Gardening: is this spirea?

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Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2011
8:31 PM

Post #8494176

Can someone tell me what this is?

It is perennial. This is its second year. That's all I know.

Thanks.

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bordersandjacks
Seabrook, SC
(Zone 8b)

April 14, 2011
2:21 AM

Post #8494390

No. Looks like alyssum.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 19, 2011
12:45 PM

Post #8506753

Or possibly Candytuft?
BSD
Conway, SC

April 19, 2011
3:05 PM

Post #8506992

Candytuft is a perennial. Don't think alyssum is. Not for me anyway. I think Debin has it right.
Spirea is a shrub but the blooms on candytuft are very similar and they bloom at the same time of year.. You still have a nice plant.
Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

April 20, 2011
5:31 AM

Post #8508274

I think it is candytuft. It bloomed last year, leaves stayed green all winter, and now it is blooming again. Should I move it out of the pot into the ground? I am doing an all white area. I really like it.

Move it in the fall or next spring? Or ever?
BSD
Conway, SC

April 20, 2011
8:02 AM

Post #8508590

I would move it when it has finished blooming. However, it probably wouldn't hurt to do it now. Just keep the root ball intact.
rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2011
9:18 AM

Post #8508770

If it's candytuft it's def. hardy enough to take being transplanted right now..

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