Ingersoll
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Could someone help me identify this shrub?

It has tiny white flowers with yellow centers right now and 3 lobed leaves. It is only about 2 feet high, but that could be due to it's northern exposure. Some kind of spirea maybe?????
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doccat5
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It does look like spirea. Mine's flowers about that size and color
doccat5

I'd rather be gardening!

Ingersoll
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Yes, but the leaves don't look like any other spirea that I have or have seen. They are very deeply 3 lobed and a little course. At some points where the branches droop and touch the ground they are rooting. I like that because now I can start new ones in other places in my garden. I haven't seen this in any garden center around here, so this is great.

MaineDesigner
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I think your shrub is Stephanandra incisa, probably the cultivar 'Crispa'

Ingersoll
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Thanks so much for you help.

I have looked up pictures of the Stephanandra Incisa Crispa (Lace Shrub) on the internet and in my opinion you have nailed it. Thanks so much, that was actually the only thing in my garden I couldn't identify and is definitely one that I love. It is extremely low maintenance, pretty and easy to propogate without having any real trouble with being invasive.

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