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HAVE: What is this shrub?

Posted by jacquelinelaw none (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 7, 13 at 12:10

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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RE: HAVE: What is this shrub?

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

RE: HAVE: What is this shrub?

looks like a type of viburnum, has it bloomed?

RE: HAVE: What is this shrub?

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

RE: HAVE: What is this shrub?

Here's a link to the GardenWeb's Name That Plant forum:

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:

Here's a link to a site that compares viburnum leaves.

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):

Good luck with your ID.

RE: HAVE: What is this shrub?

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.

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