Thought these were dead in April. Showed life by late May. Seems to need watering to maintain Greenery.
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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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...
Oh ya, I forgot. Opposite vs. Alternate. It`s like the bane of my plant ID.
Thanks, plantfreak78 - it's my mission in life to convert growin...
I need close up photos.
These so far are bushy no more than 15" tall. All branches are tiny, like toothpicks..
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'.
It's how they roll...
I've never heard of "Flowering Choice". The cultivar 'Little Princess' is more common and much more likely.