red flowering bush

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Date Photo Taken: 09/09/2012
Location: Mountain City, GA
Posted By: cmcnamara

Notes:

We were traveling in the North Georgia Mountains, near Clayton, in an area known as Wolf Fork Valley last week. We saw two beautiful, red flowering bushes. Can you identify it for us?

COMMENTS

  1. Buck Unregistered says:

    This is knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum var. compactum). It is great for dried arrangements. In some areas it can be invasive, though here in w. cent. Ala. I have had no problem with it, and I have had it for some 30 years or so.
    Buck

    September 23rd, 2012 at 8:46 pm
  2. stone Unregistered says:

    On first glance, I was thinking Loropetalum… On enlarging the photo, getting a closer look at those blooms, I think not.
    Maybe Japanese Knotweed?
    I’m thinking Persicaria cuspidatum ‘Crimson Beauty’
    http://plantdelights.com/Catalog/Current/Detail/polygonum_cuspidatum_crimson_beauty_00904.html

    September 24th, 2012 at 10:04 am

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