HAVE: What is this shrub?

jacquelinelawAugust 7, 2013

I'm sorry to post this here, but i wasnt sure where to go. I have this shrub growing near my new home and want to find out what it is. Thank you!

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princessgrace79(8 PNW)

I'm not sure but I find the "name that plant" forum and people who answer there to know everything!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 3:01AM
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plantknitter(8)

looks like a type of viburnum, has it bloomed?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 1:33AM
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jacquelinelaw

Thank you plantknitter! I haven't seen it bloom but we've only been in the house two weeks. :)

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 9:19AM
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bejoy2(8)

Here's a link to the GardenWeb's Name That Plant forum:
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/namegal/

It looks like a viburnum to me, too. The leaves are opposite, consistent with a viburnum. If it is a viburnum, it will more likely than not have a line connecting the base of the petioles (easier to see on older wood). Here's a labeled photo showing the ridge connecting the petioles: http://www.hort.cornell.edu/vlb/key/IMAGES/linelg.jpg

Here's a link to a site that compares viburnum leaves.
http://classes.hortla.wsu.edu/hort231/List02/VibSpp.html

And finally, here is a key to viburnum identification, so you can find out which viburnum it is (there are soooo many different species and cultivars):
http://www.hort.cornell.edu/vlb/key/W1.htm

Good luck with your ID.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 2:32AM
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mikebotann(8a SE of Seattle)

Looks like a deciduous Viburnam to me. V. tomentosum?
You will find that it can grow very fast to at least 8 ft.
Beautiful white blossoms and nice Fall color.
Mike

    Bookmark   December 4, 2013 at 2:19AM
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