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Old 01-20-2014, 04:41 PM
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Another Shrub ID request

I'm having a hard time with this one.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:42 PM
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Sorry they're sideways.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:45 PM
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Too many plants were originally planted here. The shrubs I need help identifying are tucked back behind a Japanese maple and were not visible until the leaves dropped.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:39 PM
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I vote for "Azalea".
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:06 PM
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A larger azalea variety
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:48 PM
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Third vote for azalea. I just finished pruning some today. I had a customer with a rental , he was trying to clean up & sell. Nice day today, got up to 51 degrees. Tomorrow is high of 25, low of 9 degrees & 6 inches of snow. If you need to prune these, reach inside the plant & cut down low. This will hide the cut & reduce the tall, thin, leggy appearance of the shrub & you will still get some flowers this year. Loppers & hand shears work best.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:16 PM
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Thanks guys! Sometimes I think I make this harder than it should be. I planted many azaleas last year, I should have known this! They aren't getting much sun so I may have to remove completely.

Okay lastly, are these Alberta Spruce? I pulled off a needle and they roll easily in my fingers. I believe mite damage caused the browning and then die back but I want to make sure. What do you think? (I haven't actually checked for mites)
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:20 PM
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As you can see, there are (2) dead evergreens on the other side of the porch as well. If they are in fact Alberta spruce, then I should probably consider replacing with an alternative. Do you have any suggestions? The front yard faces west.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:33 PM
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As you can see, there are (2) dead evergreens on the other side of the porch as well. If they are in fact Alberta spruce, then I should probably consider replacing with an alternative. Do you have any suggestions? The front yard faces west.
Fair assessment; mites plus winter drying. 2 biggest probs w/ Albertas.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:03 PM
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Azaleas do well with limited sun. What azaleas hate is poor drainage. One suggestion for a tough plant that can thrive in full sun or full shade, dry or wet conditions is Nandina. Nandina has various cultivars exhibiting different leaf colors, sizes and some that have showy winter berries. To learn more about plants get a copy of Michael Dirr's "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants". Go to Amazon.com, you can see the first ten or twenty pages of the book.You can buy a used one for around $25.00. I have always bought used, when available & have received a great book. I have the brown book(1998)they show, which is an older version. It is over 1000 pages long. & will teach you how to identify plants using plant morphology, and also goes into detail on 1000's of plants describing them and telling you their cultural requirements, size, habit & landscape value & other specific info. The older version(1998) is still useful. If you want the newer one (2009) it cost a little more & probably shows some newer cultivars. You will not go wrong with either. This book is used in almost all university Horticultural programs & is very easy to read.
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