Help # 3

Concrete, WA(Zone 7b)

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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Madison, WI(Zone 5a)

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

Tucson, AZ

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.

Aiken, SC

Unless your lantana grows waist high I think it's spirea also.

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

I agree that it's a spiraea, I grow both spiraea and lantana and it looks much more like spiraea to me.

Windsor, ON(Zone 6a)

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

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

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
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Kwajalein, Marshall Islands(Zone 11)

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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