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  1. #1
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    I have a shrub that is about 7 feet tall, with blooms very similar to a butterfly bush.* The blooms are blue but the leaves on the shrub look nothing like a butterfly bush.* There are stems with 5 to 7 leaves, much like a spider bush.* Does anyone have any idea?

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    Hi Missouri Gardener,

    Can you post a picture?

    Newt

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    Hi Newt,* I will certainly try to get picture posted in the morning.*

    Thanks for getting back with me.

    Missouri Gardener

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    I* can't wait to see it.* I was thinking about it just about an hour ago trying to think what it could be.

    Newt

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    I'm including the picture you sent me for id.


    I think your shrub is actually a tree called Vitex aka Chaste tree.
    http://www.floridata.com/ref/V/vitex_a.cfm
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/e...n04/Vitex.html
    http://www.plantanswers.com/vitex.htm

    Newt

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    Newt, you have hit the nail on the head.* I looked at the sites you provided and this is exactly what I have.* Thank you very much for your help!* My next step now that I know what it is, is to move it to a more suitable location.*

    Thanks again, you're wonderful!

    Missouri Gardener

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    You are so very welcome!* And thanks for the compliment. * You made me smile.* :) * I'm glad I could help.

    Newt

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