Shrub with whorls of pink samaras

ging(7a)September 27, 2013

Looking for a little help with i.d.'ing a shrub or 'not yet a tree' (that's doubtful) that I was finally able to stop and get a sample. It's got a shape somewhat reminiscent of a Weigela (mounded, arching/drooping stems, and approximately 4' to 6' tall. Can't say what the flowers looked like as they were all gone by the time I got to it, but it certainly looks as if they were in whorls and in spikes or racemes. The samaras are a darker rosy color than the photo shows and the leaves a bit darker, richer green. Depending on how long the samaras have been present it may have had similarly colored flowers.
Leaves are alternate and can be upwards of 4" long and 3" wide with a matte surface. Will try to post a second time with the samara photo.
Picture isn't the greatest, but at least it gives you something to ask more questions about? :)
Appreciate any help and your time,

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Knotweed (Fallopia, Polygonum etc.). An herbaceous perennial, with stems that die to the ground in fall.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 10:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks so much - I'm familiar with 'Lady's Thumb' but this was a new one on me.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 10:51PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Are you sure you want to leave this page?
For the past day, I've been seeing this message every...
jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)
Identifying hedge plant, and why its going brown?
I have many of these evergreen hedges around my garden...
Silk flower NOID #4
Need help to identify what flower this is an imitation...
Rosemary exact species name please (Qatar)
Hi Guys Can you please name the exact species of this...
Silver and Fuzzy
Bought this as an annual last year, but it's living...
sandyslopes z5 northern UT
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™