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Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 2, 2011
10:19 AM

Post #8603993

This shrub is blooming at the museum I work at. A couple of the people here would like to know what it is, as would I. I'm sorry the pictures aren't great, used my cellphone and it is quite sunny out.

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Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 2, 2011
10:20 AM

Post #8603995

Another shot, hopefully more in focus.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2011
5:38 PM

Post #8609064

Cat, Post that pic over on the Plant ID Forum. Might have better luck there. Sorry I can't help. If you get and ID over there could you post it here for me.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2011
6:19 AM

Post #8610036

Wow Carbird- i'm totally stumped. The stems are so like honeysuckle but the bloom not at all!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

June 5, 2011
12:03 PM

Post #8610771

the flower makes me think "tree peony," and I think they come in yellow, but I dont' remember what the leaves look like... checking PF... OK, some tree peony varieties seem to have lobed leaves (in photos where you can see more than jus thte bloom), but here's one where the foliage looks like yours: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/17390/

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8610871

?? I don't think that foliage matches. I'm going to the book on this. Googling gets me nowhere.

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kimarj
(Kim) Philadelphi, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2011
1:41 PM

Post #8610949

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst maybe?
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

June 5, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8610978

You're right, Sally, it's just the newer leaves on that tree peony that weren't lobed... I didn't look closely enough! Kim, that's another one I have to look up... :-)

ooh, I think Kim got it! http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/76629/
kimarj
(Kim) Philadelphi, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2011
2:17 PM

Post #8611014

yay! : ) very nice shrub!

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2011
3:27 PM

Post #8611140

That might be. I'm going to get some better pix tomorrow using my camera. Guess that means I have to get out the directions to get the pix from the camera to the computer. lol

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2011
7:54 AM

Post #8612499

Okay, I think this is better. I'm thinking you may be right.

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critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2011
11:32 AM

Post #8612970

That's St. John's Wort! LOL at how important scale is... that's sure nowhere near big enough to be a tree peony bloom, even if the plant is a shrub! It's beautiful. Are you going to take cuttings?

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2011
7:15 AM

Post #8615093

Jill, how would I take cuttings to root? What is the process?
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

June 7, 2011
10:53 AM

Post #8615550

No clue on this specific plant. But you can root a lot of "woody" plants by taking half-hard cuttings (below where it's green and really flexible, but before it turns into a big hard-barked branch) and sticking them in moist soil... my mom has success with several shrubs by sticking prunings behind the shrub where they have some shelter until they root. Or google "air layering," where you wrap a moist medium around the stem until roots form and then take the cutting, already rooted.

Or those who would like this plant can say, well now that I know what it is, I know which plant to order from the nursery! :-)

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