hjames
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Need help in identifying hedge

[img]https://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k617/hjames34/hedge1.jpg[/img]
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I am trying to locate a shrub. They were 43 years old and a very good shrub. They were 5 foot tall and 3 foot wide, and were part shaded area. In the spring they had very , very, small flowers that attracted bees and flies. Recent drought killed 12 of 13 shrubs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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rainbowgardener
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Is it boxwood?

[img]https://www.my-photo-gallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Little-Leaf-Boxwood.jpg[/img]

A picture of the shrub as well as the leaves would help.

Boxwoods have inconspicuous little flowers like this:

[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/photographie_christian-jacquet/5489057346/in/set-72157626174139534/]boxwood flower[/url]
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I beleive it is boxwood can't say what variety but I doubt the drought is totally to blame. Plants at that stage were 25-30 years old and probably haven't been d]fed any nutrients for at least 20-25 years and that is the main reason why they died. the one that remains is probably getting some from somewhere. People assume plants live on air and that is not the case.

WildcatNurseryman
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It's Manhattan Euonymus.

WildcatNurseryman
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...and they are notoriously buggy, especially scale.

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