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yadavgard
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 16, 2012
8:06 AM

Post #9207047

This is a ground cover shrub that seems to do very well in heat and direct sun. any idea what it is?

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


July 16, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9207227

Do you have a close-up of the leaves?
yadavgard
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 16, 2012
11:30 AM

Post #9207379

Here is a close up.

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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

July 16, 2012
11:37 AM

Post #9207393

That is the inimitable Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Lo'.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/76815/

It is quite often used along sidewalks and in parking lot traffic islands. Grows like a flat (to 2' or so) mat, rather than as a rounder taller shrub like the species Fragrant Sumac.
yadavgard
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 16, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9207433

Thanks much!
Now I just have to find some seeds for this plant. Any idea where I could get some?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 16, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9207445

I don't know that it would come true from seed since it's a named cultivar--you'd probably be better off buying a plant unless you want to take a chance on the growth habit not being the same. (The species Rhus aromatica can get quite a bit taller so you may not get the groundcover effect you want if you try to start one from seed)

Here are mail order nurseries that offer plants: http://davesgarden.com/products/ps/go/98024/

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9207586

Any possibility the owners would let you take some cuttings?
yadavgard
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 16, 2012
3:20 PM

Post #9207681

Yes I can get cuttings but I don't know how to grow from cuttings?

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