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Trees, Shrubs and Conifers: Mystery Shrub...can someone help ID?

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Glencoe, IL

April 4, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9069461

It's early April in the Chicago area. This shrub is about 7 feet high and 7 feet wide. Nice rounded shape with lateral branching habit. Anybody have an idea what it is?

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Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)

April 5, 2012
9:08 PM

Post #9071433

Looks like a Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum. Not sure on the cultivar.


Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

April 6, 2012
6:50 AM

Post #9071729

I was hoping to wait for the original poster to add some more images, with full leaves.

But I cannot hold my tongue...opposite vs. alternate! I think this plant has clearly alternate arrangement, so it cannot be a Viburnum sp.

It reminds me a lot of Crataegus sp. in some sense, but the moment of this image allows no leaf to examine nor any dormant buds that I can make out.

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Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)

April 6, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9071894

I can't see the arrangement on this one, either way. Need more pics.
Glencoe, IL

April 6, 2012
3:05 PM

Post #9072259

I have a few more pics, none of them are particularly great (I especially had a hard time getting a good close-up shot of the buds--camera wouldn't focus correctly). Anyway, here they are, and I will be taking a few more pics of the tree again next week when I'm in the area.

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