Help to identify a shrub/tree with salmon pink leaves in Western Canada

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  1. alisonclarke

    alisonclarke Member

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    Hi everyone.
    My mom is having trouble identifying a bush she planted some years back. Not sure if this is shrub or tree. It's in Zone 4, South Peace River region of BC, planted for about 10 years in a west-facing area of the yard. This is the first year she remembers the leaves being such a 'salmon' pink colour. Friends have been saying it's burning bush - but I've disagreed. There is a ton of light on it - and from what I understand, the only way the leaves of a burning bush would be pale like that is if it were light deprived.

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  2. chimera

    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Maybe red-osier dogwood, Cornus stolonifera , a native ?
    The plant usually referred to as burning bush around here, Euonymus alatus , has winged stems.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    What colour were the fruits?
     
  4. chimera

    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Cornus sericea is a synonym for C. stolonifera.
     
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    No flowers or fruit just leaves.
     
  6. chimera

    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Another possibility may be Cornus alba 'Siberica' which also has red twigs.
     

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