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Another shrub to ID

Posted by SnailLover MI zone 5a (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 18, 13 at 21:52

Can anyone ID this shrub? It's growing into the spirea. It reminds me of a grape vine. The leaves are green and red. Any pruning advice would also be appreciated.

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This post was edited by SnailLover on Fri, Sep 6, 13 at 22:21

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RE: Another shrub to ID

Looks like a viburnum.....maybe highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) or European snowball (Viburnum opulus)

RE: Another shrub to ID

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 19, 13 at 2:19

Probably dropped there by a bird. You will have to remove it if you don't want the two of them growing as though stuck together.

RE: Another shrub to ID

If it were up to me, I'd pitch the spirea and keep the Viburnum. What a gift!! I agree that it's one of the "cranberry" Vibes, and it's fabulous. But then, I am kind of obsessive about Viburnums.

RE: Another shrub to ID

Thanks for the ID on yet another lousy photo. You guys are awesome. I do have plenty of spirea elsewhere, if I can somehow get it out of there. It's a shame they were planted so close together.

RE: Another shrub to ID

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 19, 13 at 22:01

I'll take the Viburnam over the Spirea too. No contest.

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