Virbirnum? or Pepper Plant? or . . .?

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Date Photo Taken: January 20, 2012
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Posted By: Sarah Mansfield


This lovely plant began blooming in late December, and has continued until now.


  1. Cornelius Unregistered says:

    Does your shrub have any thorns? It could be Common Flowering Quince, Chaenomeles speciosa. In our zone 7 it flowers in winter before it puts on leaves.
    This link is from the University of Connecticut. It has excellent pictures and descriptions. It list the flowering period as later though because of the different zone.

    January 21st, 2012 at 11:31 pm
  2. Sarah Mansfield Unregistered says:

    No thorns; it is not a Quince. I have a couple of Quince plants, that are also blooming at this time. Thanks for your comments.

    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:25 am
  3. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    Did the blooms have a fragrance? It looks like a Viburnum.

    January 28th, 2012 at 8:29 am
  4. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    I thought was a very confused (or distressed) weigela, but after looking at a lot of pics…I now agree with Southern Coach. Look at this link and pretend it’s spring with a wed fed and watered plant.

    February 5th, 2012 at 11:47 am
  5. carolhight Flower Fanatic says:

    Leaves look like virburnum

    March 19th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

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