OK what about this shrub? :)

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  1. garden_newbie

    garden_newbie Seedling

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    My neighbor planted this shrub and everyone in the entire neighborhood loved it and I heard others ask them what kind it is and they didn't know since they said they were just randomly grabbing trees and shrubs. My heart broke when a new person moved in and cut it down but it was getting HUGE, even double the size of the pic. The most beautiful thing is how the leaves smoothly bent in the wind and it had a color changing look as the leaves would flip around.
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  3. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    my first thought is some variety of willow. but I could be totally wrong.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Russian olive?
     
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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    did it bloom? if you noticed flowers what did they look like? was it fragrant? without seeing the leaves better its hard to tell if those are single leaves or a compound leaf which will make it harder to identify without that bit of information.. were the branched curly or straight?
     
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  6. Islandlife

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    Very pretty but I have no idea what it is
     
  7. Paula_Y

    Paula_Y New Seed

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    I'm sorry for posting here, but I have not found any thread about this big shrub, only flowers etc. My husband asked me to find out what hedge trimmer to buy for this shrub, and I found this list, we think about ryobi or B&D, but reviews on amazon are not that good, so I'd appreciate if you shared your experience with any of those
     
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    Paula, welcome to the forum! There are lots of great gardeners here, but a bit more information would really help. Could you possibly post a photo of the shrub you are considering trimming? Once identified, we can help with keeping it in bounds.
    To start you off, hedge trimmers are intended just for that--hedges. Trimming a shrub with a hedge trimmer is not a good idea. Either get a pair of long handled loppers, and I recommend Fiskars, or go at it with a bow saw. [​IMG]
     
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    Looks to me like a Dappled Willow. In my past landscaping days, and more recently as a plant saleswoman, I know Willow will get very large, but can be pruned to keep in desired shape.
    Just trying to tell by the photos, I’m going with Willow.
     
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    I have no idea what this tree/shrub is but its pretty ! Take a branch back to the garden center where it was purchased to see what it is !

    As to the hedge trimmer I agree with MG ! hedge trimmers are for just that,, hedges ! Other plants need different things ! But if it is a hedge,, I would go with the B&D,,I am not fond of Ryobi !
     
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    Can we have a closeup of the leaves please.
     

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