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  1. #1
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    Default Can't figure out what this is

    Any ideas? This tree/shrub was covered in bees yesterday. A ton of little black bees towards the bottom, but honey bees on the top.

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    My daughter is about 5 foot tall to help with the scale.


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    I have a small one in my yard. The plant has been there for at least 10 years, but as it grows the leaves get some kind of fungus/infection and I cut it back. Comes back better then ever with pretty copper colored leaves that turn to green, but then the fungus comes back. I would like to find out what it is, as it may need more sun than what it is getting right now.
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    Default Re: Can't figure out what this is

    Quote Originally Posted by shannonswyatt View Post
    Any ideas? This tree/shrub was covered in bees yesterday. A ton of little black bees towards the bottom, but honey bees on the top.

    IMAG0395[1].jpg

    My daughter is about 5 foot tall to help with the scale.


    IMAG0401[1].jpg

    I have a small one in my yard. The plant has been there for at least 10 years, but as it grows the leaves get some kind of fungus/infection and I cut it back. Comes back better then ever with pretty copper colored leaves that turn to green, but then the fungus comes back. I would like to find out what it is, as it may need more sun than what it is getting right now.

    Red-tip Photinia (Photinia fraseri)

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    Default Re: Can't figure out what this is

    The new growth is copper. Both on the plant in the photo and the one in my yard. When I looked up Red-tip Photinia they are a more vibrant red.

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    Default Re: Can't figure out what this is

    Fowl is right.That's Red Top(tip) Photinia.Copper color is common.

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    Default Re: Can't figure out what this is

    Cool. I was going to transplant mine, but I looked up info on doing so and it sounds like it isn't worth it, particularly since it does have the blight. At least my bees get to forage on the non-blighted ones in my neighborhood. I guess I'll dig that sucker up and plant something else.

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