What kind of bushes are these?

xjennx08(6a)July 17, 2014

Moved into new house. There are 4 of these enormous bushes with purple flowers on them. Can someone please identify them for me so I can figure out how to take care of them? Thanks!

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Lythrum salicaria

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 12:19AM
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gardengal48

You might want to do some research on this plant. Purple loosestrife is considered a primary invasive species across much of North America and even cultivated forms are discouraged (they are no longer considered sterile).

Lots of other great flowering plants could be suggested for replacement.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 3:25PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

and they are perennials ... and should you want to learn more about them.. see you in the perennial forum ...

they are choking out our waterways.. if you are with a birds flight to water.. get rid of them ASAP .. thank you

ken

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 7:07PM
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