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twomoons
Concrete, WA
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2007
6:50 PM

Post #3641857

I am thinking this is a Spiarea?????Spirea??? Large shrub, evergreen through winter I beleive, clusters of pink flowers all over it... spreads more horizontally than vertically...

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rebecca101
Madison, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2007
7:04 PM

Post #3641899

Yep, that looks like a spiraea to me too. Not sure which one though - there are lots.
growingup
Tucson, AZ

June 22, 2007
3:57 PM

Post #3645451

Nope. That is a lantana. We have them all over here in AZ. I have that purple variety in my front yard, but a lot of my neighbors are lucky to have the patriot cowboy lantana. Those are really vibrant with rings of orange, red, and yellow. Patriot rainbow lantana also have those colors but a splash of bright pink as well. Lantanas are great because they bloom nealy year around depending on your zone and don't require a lot of water. They love the sun though, which is why they do so well here.
AikenGdnr
Aiken, SC

June 22, 2007
4:39 PM

Post #3645591

Unless your lantana grows waist high I think it's spirea also.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2007
11:30 PM

Post #3646890

I agree that it's a spiraea, I grow both spiraea and lantana and it looks much more like spiraea to me.
momo125
Windsor, ON
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2007
11:38 PM

Post #3646923

The flower looks spirea-ish, but I've never seen one purplish. can you do a clowe up of the leaves for me?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2007
12:13 AM

Post #3647031

My guess is they're more pink than purple and it's just the lighting in the picture that makes them look lavender. Most likely a cultivar of Spiraea japonica
http://davesgarden.com/pf/adv_search.php?searcher%5Bcommon%5D=&searcher%5Bfamily%5D=&searcher%5Bgenus%5D=spiraea&searcher%5Bspecies%5D=japonica&searcher%5Bcultivar%5D=&searcher%5Bhybridizer%5D=&search_prefs%5Bsort_by%5D=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

June 26, 2007
3:39 AM

Post #3659111

The picture could be deceiving either way...does it have a very distinctive spicy scent...that would be the Lantana...I have seen them waist high and much taller...I agree, a clearer picture would help...also check the "base" or "trunk" . A Lantana would have a very obvious trunk.

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