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Bush on our property

Posted by Mealla Eastern Washington (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 7, 14 at 1:27

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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RE: Bush on our property

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


RE: Bush on our property

Yes, definitely looks like a Cornus (dogwood).

RE: Bush on our property

  • Posted by beng z6 western MD (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 7, 14 at 9:59

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.

RE: Bush on our property

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.

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