Shrub Identification

treetoronto3January 6, 2014

These shrubs are planted all over Toronto, They keep their shape well with pruning. What are they?

Thanks!

(pic take autumn)

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Euonymus alatus.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 12:45AM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Fairly invasive in many parts of the US. Probably borderline in Toronto. You should be able to find much better options available for landscaping.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 2:10AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

otherwise known as a burning bush ...

birds have planted them all over my 5 acres... those who claim they do not have invasive potential are in denial ... just because you dont see them.. doenst mean the birds are not moving them about ...

ken

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 9:08AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Plant Viburnum carlesii instead. The species is similar size, shape, good fall color and it blooms! And there is more...its yields berries if you have a pollinator.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 9:31PM
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treetoronto3

Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 12:42PM
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