I have several of these and not sure what these trees/shrubs are. It has lots of stems that grow from a large single base like bridal wreath does. The wood/bark stems are very pretty and is a reddish tone. Small light green leaves/no blooms at least not yet
Snip one of those stems off at the base, and take it in to get some clear closeups of the stems, leaves, buds, etc.
Also: take a picture of the whole plant and context.
I noticed there are now white clusters on the tree/shrub..the trunks/stems are still a deep reddish hue...seem to do better away from afternoon sun as I have a few in partial shade and a few in full sun. The trees in full sun are smaller and they started out the same height. I took a stem and took it inside for a couple of pics. thx/laura
Your plant(s) look a lot like Itea virginica - Virginia Sweetspire.
It is a shrub that is quite happy in shade, but can tolerate full sun. It really likes moisture. I have mine situated by a downspout. It will put up more stems and create a colony if it is happy in its position in the landscape.
It does look like virginia sweetspire..I googled a picture of it and saw the red stems like mine. The white clusters as well. For some reason mine is growing straight up like a tree....do i need to trim it down to make it bushy? Mine looks like a small tree right now..lol The plants are young though. My dad had a surplus at the church he was managing landscaping for but has no idea what they are. He gave me 5 or 6 of them. Thx
You are welcome. You should have white spikey flowers at the tips of all those stems, and some really nice and colorful fall foliage.
Have either your dad (or you) take a picture of the ones at the church landscaping - and post here. That would give some great information on potential landscape management practices to others.