Impulse buy and mystery shrub!!! (help me ID!)
Uh oh.... the NE Calgary Canadian Tire store with the great garden centre is having a 60% off sale for all their trees and shrubs... so of course I just had to participate in this event!!! LOL! Impulse buy is not a good thing, but how could I resist these at a much reduced price:
- Golden Spirit Smokebush - this thing is just BEAUTIFUL! Will it survive our climate though? Sigh...
- Arnold Red Honeysuckle
- Ninebark "Little Devil"
- Northern Hi-Lights azalea (yes, need to winter protect!)
And then there's this "mystery shrub" - it's so healthy looking and so beautiful that I just had to get it, even though the tag is completely missing (OK, OK, it's $10 only so it's alright to gamble here! LOL). So please help me ID this beauty - it looks like a viburnum to me, doesn't it? But what are those buds? The leaves are perfectly oval and the younger ones have a "felt" like upper and lower hairy surfaces while the older leaves are not hairy on the upper surface but hairy on the lower side.
So what is this please?