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RESORT2ME
BATTLEBORO, NC

January 31, 2013
4:24 PM

Post #9404129

Thought these were dead in April. Showed life by late May. Seems to need watering to maintain Greenery.

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


January 31, 2013
4:25 PM

Post #9404132

Spiraea http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=spirea&searcher[species]=&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&searcher[grex]=&search_prefs[blank_cultivar]=&search_prefs[sort_by]=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search&searcher[genus]=Spiraea
RESORT2ME
BATTLEBORO, NC

January 31, 2013
5:00 PM

Post #9404172

That was fast!

But now I'm becoming confused... I was led to believe these 2 photos were of Spiraea... or are they Spiria. I'll have to study up on both.

Btw, in the upper right corner of the second photo, the little tree, is it a GUM tree? Leaves sorta Maple-tree shaped.

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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 31, 2013
6:08 PM

Post #9404254

No, no, no.

Those were ID'd as Weigela florida - note the opposite arrangement of foliage. Very different from any Spiraea sp. that you'll ever run across.

The little tree is a Sweetgum seedling Liquidambar styraciflua, NOT a Maple. Again - note the arrangement of foliage. The leaves occur alternately along the stem, rather than opposite as in all things Acer...

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2013
11:29 AM

Post #9404955

VV, it's cute when you try so hard :)

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


February 1, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9404985

Oh ya, I forgot. Opposite vs. Alternate. It`s like the bane of my plant ID.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

February 1, 2013
1:27 PM

Post #9405099

Thanks, plantfreak78 - it's my mission in life to convert growin...

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


February 1, 2013
1:37 PM

Post #9405112

I was born this way.
RESORT2ME
BATTLEBORO, NC

February 1, 2013
11:12 PM

Post #9405588

I need close up photos.
These so far are bushy no more than 15" tall. All branches are tiny, like toothpicks..

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

February 2, 2013
6:19 AM

Post #9405772

Again - you can post pictures of dormant plants from which contributors here can help confirm the identity of your plant. You can even prune off a stem, bring it indoors on a countertop, and take some closeup images that way.

There are a number of dwarf selections of Weigela florida which have the dense congested stems as you've described. I've got one that I planted ten years ago that is not more than two feet tall - Wiegela florida 'Minuet'.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/64150/

It's how they roll...

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 25, 2013
11:03 AM

Post #9431155

I love you guys. That is all.
RESORT2ME
BATTLEBORO, NC

September 22, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9666814

From much searching for a match, Spiraea x bumalda "Flowering Choice" seems a close example of what I have.

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plantfreak78

plantfreak78
Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2013
11:36 AM

Post #9670819

I've never heard of "Flowering Choice". The cultivar 'Little Princess' is more common and much more likely.
Lupala
Victoria, BC
(Zone 8b)

October 21, 2013
1:55 AM

Post #9690906

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