I have 3 shrubs in my yard that someone else planted many years ago.
It's been my experience with all 3 of them that they do nothing but grow and need trimmed. I'm trying to re-focus my yard into the direction I would like were the plants are multi-functional. Just being in my yard isn't for me, I would like them to flower, or smell good, produce fruit etc.
SO, I will start with the first bush.
It appears to be strangley my hydrangea. It has fatty leaves and doesnt appear to flower ever (that I remember).
The third picture shows an interesting structure on the end of some of the limbs that I feel might help ID the plant.
The second one I have is a rather frustrating plant. It has a very woody trunk system and grows pretty randomly outwards. I have cut these down to the ground and they come back up. They also seem to spread underground and grow new plants through runners?
It has one big trait that I think will help its ID. The limbs all have 3-4 raised woody ridges that run the length of the limbs.
The third shrub isn't so bad. Its a smaller leave plant that seems to grow in a nice tight ball. Its base is made up of many trunks (?). It also can grow back from heavy cutting.
If anyone can Identify these it would be helpful in me deciding there fate. If any more specific pictures would help don't hestitate to ask for them. I might replace the last two with other plants . The first one I might knock back some to let my hydrangea stronger.
thanks for any help