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What type of shrub is this?

Posted by crazymommaj none (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 24, 13 at 10:58

This shrub has been growing here since before I moved in. It stays green all year and probably has never been trimmed. My knowledge of plants is slim to none lol. I'm curious what kind it is and if it should be trimmed or something.


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RE: What type of shrub is this?

Closer view


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I also just noticed these tiny orange bugs.


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RE: What type of shrub is this?

It's a Euonymous. I can't say which one and I can't name the 'bugs'


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It looks like an nymph of Leaffooted Bug.


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Actually, it's very possible that those nymphs are assassin bug nymphs.

If so, they are for the most part very beneficial bugs who prey mostly on a host of pests (except for lacewings):

"Insect-feeding species eat a wide variety of small to medium-sized insect prey including caterpillars, leafhoppers, other bugs, and aphids. They also feed on beneficial species such as lacewings."

Here is a link that might be useful: Assassin bugs

This post was edited by blakrab on Thu, Oct 24, 13 at 20:55


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RE: What type of shrub is this?

Even the OP of that link says an expert says they're leaf-footed nymphs. (see comments)


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RE: What type of shrub is this?

^ Aye, I think you're right. They are VERY similar-looking, but Leaffooted bug nymphs tend to cluster in groups whereas Assassin bug nymphs tend to be more solitary with white spots.

http://thecitrusguy.blogspot.com/2012/06/you-put-your-leaf-foot-in.html

Here is a link that might be useful: Assassin vs Leaffooted Bugs


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RE: What type of shrub is this?

Euonymous can take heavy pruning, just keep it to the size you want.

As far as "or something", they are subject to mildew and crown gall, prompting removal of the plant, but yours may not get these problems.


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It's a Euonymous. I can't say which one

==>>> ummmm.. one of the variegated ones??? ... lol ...

as such.. it shouldnt be hard to find some names thru google images or such ... see link ...

you can barely kill the things.. its pruned into whatever shape or size you want it ...

hit the shrub forum.. if you want guidance on pruning ...

ken

ps: you noted the bugs.. did you also notice NO DAMAGE to the plant??? ... or did your feral.. I GOTTA KILL THESE THINGS thought process kick in ... lol ... no damage ... means ... no reaction.. thats the easy to remember formula for bug killing ...

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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RE: What type of shrub is this?

Looks like Euonymus japonicus 'Aureo-marginatus' -- otherwise known as Golden Euonymus. But it looks like it's in part shade which reduced the golden color.

More 'sun', more 'golden'.

Deer love it, by the way.


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