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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Identify shrubs

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aebloom
Potomac, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2011
2:40 PM

Post #8537465

Can someone tell me what are the shrubs in Maryland along route 270 near Old Georgetown and Rock Spring Drive? They're so pretty and they seemed to appear overnight.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2011
8:16 PM

Post #8538317

Can you get a pic of them?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2011
8:54 PM

Post #8538430

Not familiar with the stretch. I saw some white shrubs along 70 today I think are Spirea Van Houtte often called Bridal Wreath.

donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2011
4:29 AM

Post #8538732

I don't drive that way very often, but somehow I remember seeing purple leaf sand cherry shrubs there several years back when I drove by while they were blooming -- it was a bank of burgundy leaves with light pink flowers. However, I could be wrong because it has been a while. Or you and I could be talking about 2 different parts of the road :-).

Good luck with identifying the shrub.

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aebloom
Potomac, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8539451

The purple shrubs are still there.

I think I found it. Viburnum plicatum 'Shasta'.

Thanks for the suggestions.

http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/plant.asp?code=X760#lbl_culture

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