magdablosil
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Does anybody know what bush? I am growing in my yard?

I believe it is an evergreen. I am in zone 5 and when I bought it couple of months ago it was still blooming white (bell shaped) and now it has round, bright red fruit. Also the top leaves are changing to dark wine/red color. Anybody knows this baby? :) https://s445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/magdablosil/?action=view&current=IMG_6321.jpg https://s445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/magdablosil/?action=view&current=IMG_6318.jpg
Thanks much. Magda

Solveig
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It lookes like a checkerberry, Gaultheria procumbens.

magdablosil
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Thanks Solveig,

I checked it but unfortunately the leaves on my plant are rounder and more glossy. Thanks for trying to help.

I am beginning to think it may be some kind of cotoneaster. The berries look the same and flowers are white, however the leaves are bigger than the ones I have seen on line. My plant's leaves are about 1.5 - 2 inches long and about 1- 1.5 inches wide. They seem to have smooth edges. Any ideas?
Thanks much. Magda

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Jess
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I agree with Solveig. Looks like Gaultheria to me too.

https://www.natsnursery.com/uploads/photos/tumb/Gaultheria%20procumbens%20crop.jpg
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magdablosil
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Solveig, Jess,

You are absolutely right. I don't know what picture I was looking at before I must have been delirious javascript:emoticon(':lol:'), but Jess, what you sent is exactly what I have!!! What a relief. Thank you both very much.
Thanks much. Magda

bali
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Reminded me of my Hoya ....

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If you rub one of the leaves you should get a wintergreen smell--we call it wintergreen in Michigan. Makes a nice tea--don't ask me how. :lol: There is another evergreen groundcover (in MI) called "cornus canadensis" or bunchberry. Don't make a tea out of it (ick)!
Happy Gardening,
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