Woody stem, pink spring flowers?

molowryMarch 31, 2014

I'm not great with identifying shrubs. I thought it was a spirea but I think the leaves are too small.

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

S. japonica.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 8:28PM
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molowry

Thanks! I kept thinking that was it but the smallness of the leaves had me thinking I was wrong.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 10:10AM
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gardenper(8)

The first year I had this plant, it was still very herbaceous, so I had identified it as probably be catmint. But a few years later, it started to get the woody look and finally saw it at a local store also and realized it was a spiraea. I like it because you can cut it way down and it will still come back like champ (even cutting it in the same growing season)

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 11:48AM
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molowry

I'm loving it too and now that I know what it is for sure I'm not afraid to go whacking at it. It got a really good pruning yesterday. Now to identify more shrubs! The house I bought came with a lot of already planted things that I have been slowly identifying. Hopefully will get the last of them soon.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 1:15PM
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