AnnaIkona
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What shrub could this be...

Hey y'all!
A year or two back I bough a cheap bush / shrub (or possibly tree? :roll: ) at a farmer fair. I used to know the name but as always I forgot :oops:

Anyone know what this could possibly be?
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applestar
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Is it weigela?

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Looks similar, Applestar, but not quite it. Thanks anyway though :)

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Possibly some form of Euonymus?

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Hmmmm....looks like a mix between Eunymus and weigela. :?

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How about an Abelia Grandiflora? it looks similar to my 'Confetti' variety. The stems have that redish hue I'm seeing in your photo as well.

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Nope, not that, Pinksand. The leaves are quite similar, but not the flowers...
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It had just started to bloom a couple days ago.

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That bud looks like Hypericum

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Thank you! It is a Hypericum! (Hypericum moseranum 'Tricolor'). :)
Any suggestions about how to prune it?

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Mine in the garden is hacked about with a pair of shears...doesn't seem to worry it.



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