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  • Date Photo Taken

    11 / 20 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Powder Springs

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    GAGardengirl

Notes:

We just moved into a new (to us) house and I am assessing what needs to be done with landscape. I have these shrubs on the front of the house I am going to try to revive, but I need to replace a couple that have died. Any idea what this specific shrub is? Leaf buds are coming in red. Red-edged leaves at mid maturity and solid green once fully out. Branch the leaves are coming out on is also red.

Comments

  • raking08 Apprentice says:

    I would wait until it blooms before doing anything drastic. I have two Indian hawthorn trees (old and about 12-15 feet) that bloom wonderfully in late spring, one is even in heavy shade. I prune on rare occasion and leave alone. I do have a dwarf as well which requires more attention but as they are somewhat deer resistant they may still be a good choice. I have had no issues with fungus on either

    January 5th, 2015 at 8:24am

  • GAGardengirl Apprentice says:

    Thanks!

    November 25th, 2014 at 8:31pm

  • steelekirk Flower Fanatic says:

    Take a look at different abelias or perhaps Otto Luken Laurel

    November 25th, 2014 at 12:11pm

  • GAGardengirl Apprentice says:

    Ok, so if I decide to completely remove the plants, do you have any suggestions for a replacement? It would need to be ok at 2 to 3 feet tall. It will be near the foundation of the house and take direct, all day sun. Thanks for the feedback!

    November 24th, 2014 at 10:43pm

  • steelekirk Flower Fanatic says:

    I hate to be a bubble buster, but Indian Hawthorne in N. Ga. has a lot of problems. It has huge problems with fungus. http://pitt.ces.ncsu.edu/2013/04/indian-hawthorn-leaf-spot/

    November 24th, 2014 at 11:35am

  • BBrewer Unregistered says:

    Looks like Indian Hawthorn to me. I’d wait until the cold weather is gone and do a heavy trimming. Then put some shrub fertilizer and water in. Looks like it has been ignored. I am not a big fan of Indian Hawthorn, but if kept healthy and maintained they can be a nice shrub. Some shrubs can be cut all the way down to about six or eight inches, then pruned properly to get them shaped just right.

    November 21st, 2014 at 8:29am

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