Bush on our property

MeallaJuly 7, 2014

Also wondering what this bush is that is next to our house. I think it is sending out runners all over our yard (with massive, thick roots) but I'm not positive.

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Hard to tell but it looks a bit like a Red Twig Dogwood, Cornus sericea. Some varieties spread by underground runners.


    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 1:37AM
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Yes, definitely looks like a Cornus (dogwood).

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 7:23AM
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beng(z6 western MD)

Agree -- cornus sericea. If you spare it, it'll become a med-shrub w/white flower-tops in June followed by interesting berries. Got plenty of them along the border stream on my lot.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 9:59AM
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It could also be cornus racemosa, gray dogwood, pretty similar to sericea. Known for suckering, but a pretty native shrub with berries for the birds.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 11:29AM
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