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Postby SquaredFX » Jul 22, 2012 8:27 am

Hi everyone,
I'm new to this site, my fiance and myself just bought a our first home and we are starting to get into the the gardening thing a fair bit. We bought an older home that has been somewhat neglected over the years. As I was cutting back the Alders that have taken over the edge of the property I found a shrub inside and am wondering what it is? If anyone could help that would be great.

Oh! We are in Newfoundland if that helps.

here are the pics.

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Re: Plant Identification

Postby SquaredFX » Jul 22, 2012 8:29 am

Sorry the pics all seem to be cut in half, only showing the left side..... my first attempt at posting. hopefully these are good enough.
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Re: Plant Identification

Postby davefrombc » Jul 22, 2012 10:30 am

Welcome to the forum .. You can see your entire pix by right clicking and choosing "view image". . It is a quirk of the forum to initially crop larger pix when posted from one of the net photo handling services like Photobucket .
Sorry , I can't name your shrub for you ..
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Re: Plant Identification

Postby Peggy2296 » Jul 22, 2012 10:50 am

Could it be a variety of Mock Orange?
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Re: Plant Identification

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Jul 22, 2012 12:02 pm

Looks a bit like forsythia to me, but it's the wrong blooming time. Perhaps you'll get a better idea once the flowers open up?
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Re: Plant Identification

Postby SquaredFX » Jul 22, 2012 2:03 pm

Thanks! I'll keep watching and post a pic when it blooms
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Re: Plant Identification

Postby SquaredFX » Jul 22, 2012 2:07 pm

If anyone else figures it out let me know please!
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Re: Plant Identification

Postby Ian66 » Jul 23, 2012 7:30 am

looks like a steeple bush (Spiraea tomentosa)

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Re: Plant Identification

Postby kelly_m » Jul 23, 2012 8:02 am

Hits self in head!!!

Looking at all of the characteristics....the growth on the old branches, the leaf shape, the bud formation....I knew it was something I knew!! LOL

good one Ian!
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Re: Plant Identification

Postby B_BQ » Jul 23, 2012 8:34 am

Here's a couple of pics from the Net. This is steeplebush, aka spirea tomentosa.
Easily found by googling.
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