emmettdigger
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Help Identify these shrubs

I have several shrubs in my yard I cannot identify. Here are links to photos:

Large bush
https://s857.photobucket.com/albums/ab131/emmettdigger/?action=view&current=bush1.jpg

A leaf of the large bush:
https://s857.photobucket.com/albums/ab131/emmettdigger/?action=view&current=bushcloseup.jpg

Dead-looking bush - I thought it was a wire netting bush but we have one other in the yard and it's got foliage.
https://s857.photobucket.com/albums/ab131/emmettdigger/?action=view&current=unidentified1.jpg

mound of stems with new leaf development. I can get a close-up if it would be helpful.
https://s857.photobucket.com/albums/ab131/emmettdigger/?action=view&current=unidentified3.jpg

Thank you for your help!

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Kisal
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I just can't see enough detail in the pics for ID purposes. Perhaps another member can do better for you.

For myself, I need to be able to see the structure of a leaf, whether the edges are smooth or serrate, the configuration of the veining, the petiole, shape of the stems, etc. To ID trees, it's helpful to see the detail of the surface of the bark, as well.

I'll be very happy to try again if you can post more pics. I had the same difficulties with your pics in the Perennials secton. Sorry! :(
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mdvaden
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The second I don't know the name of, but have seen in pots 4 times this month, and forgot to ask homeowners what it was that they bought. The slight zig zag of the stem looks nice in winter. Its one that I want to learn about too.

emmettdigger
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So the first bush is a Salix (got answer from another forum). I think #3 IS a wire netting bush but it's not doing so hot. Still trying to figure out the last one. I'll take a close-up for folks.

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