Does anyone know what this bush/tree is?

Its about 2 feet high, when the leaves come out in the spring they are a dark purple. Then they slowly change to green with a purplish cast. It's very close to an air conditioning system. I can't seem to find any others in the area. It's very pretty with light brown woody limbs/stems?
q does anyone know what this bush tree is
Top view.
q does anyone know what this bush tree is
Close up of leaves, which are about as big as your thumb.
q does anyone know what this bush tree is
Underside of leaf.
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  • Beverly Beverly on Jul 08, 2017
    I think it is a "snow bush"

  • Catherine Kutsuris Catherine Kutsuris on Jul 09, 2017
    Yes, that is a "snow bush". The first time I saw these were in Hawai, they grow all over and are beautiful, they like the tropical weather. The name is appropriate since they kind of resemble snow on a pretty green/pink leaves with a deep maroon color.

  • Rosemary Fisher Rosemary Fisher on Jul 09, 2017
    I have these in NC. Never knew what they were. If, this is what I have, they have a small pink flower.

  • Cav23905056 Cav23905056 on Jul 09, 2017
    It looks very similar to a Loropetalum that we have in Texas.

  • Sandra McKee-Dudley Sandra McKee-Dudley on Jul 09, 2017
    ? An october rose

  • A A on Jul 09, 2017
    The leaf shape doesn't match the Hawaiian Snow Bush and they can get quite tall (I pruned mine into a small tree). Search Breynia disticha on Google for pics. Of course plants have different names across the globe, so yours may still be a "snow bush", just not a Breynia disticha.

  • Reba Reba on Jul 09, 2017
    doesn't look like one to me.

    • Susan Giddings Susan Giddings on Jul 09, 2017
      Don't think it's Snow bush. The configuration of the leaves are completely different. Thank you!

  • Julie Bradley Julie Bradley on Jul 09, 2017
    It looks like a Hawthorne bush, but hard to tell from pic.

  • Michael Durr Michael Durr on Jul 09, 2017
    There is an app for that called "MyGardenAnswers", give it a try!

  • Lyn25008368 Lyn25008368 on Jul 09, 2017
    Looks like a ornamental Crab-apple tree to me, the seeds grow anywhere.

  • Bridget Bridget on Jul 09, 2017
    Has it bloomed before?

  • John John on Jul 09, 2017
    Snow Bush for sure, I've had them for 30 years, & they spread all over the place from the root system, Google has good pictures of them.

    • John John on Jul 09, 2017
      with a second & closer look this is NOT a snow Bush

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Jul 09, 2017
    Whatever it it move it away from A/C before it gets into the housing.

  • Lat24924770 Lat24924770 on Jul 09, 2017
    looks like a pineapple guava bush/tree

  • Linda Ann Graham Linda Ann Graham on Jul 09, 2017
    If there's thorns on it, I'd say it's a barberry bush; there's a dwarf variety that's used for hedges. If there's no thorns, it's not barberry.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jul 09, 2017
    Try: anything about plants, gardening, etc.

  • 9530106 9530106 on Jul 09, 2017
    No, not a Barberry bush, I have several. The leaves are totally different.

  • Sue Sanders Sue Sanders on Jul 09, 2017
    A Snow bush and a Snow Ball Bush apparantly are two different bushes. The Snow Ball Bush has white small blooms that are together to form a large snow ball. You didnt mention anything about blooms. Ive never seen a bush that looks like your picture.

  • Doreen Coelho Doreen Coelho on Jul 09, 2017
    Loropedelum 100%

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Jul 09, 2017
    Loropetalum have the variegated leaves, but they're smooth; hers look toothed on the edges...

  • Mom22909684 Mom22909684 on Jul 09, 2017
    I have one too, I was told it's a service berry. Gets berries for the birds

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    • Mom22909684 Mom22909684 on Jul 09, 2017
      You could probably leave it where it is, just keep trimming it for the area. It probably loves it there

  • Reba Reba on Jul 09, 2017
    i looked it up on the internet and that's what it said my picture was a snow bush. There is also a snowball bush.

  • Shirley Heikkinen Shirley Heikkinen on Jul 09, 2017
    The snowball doesn't have the woody stems Susan's plant has. But none of the other suggested plants seem to match it exactly either. My suggestion, Susan, is to take a single healthy leaf and stem to a local nursery or your local university horticultural department.

  • Org26078022 Org26078022 on Jul 09, 2017
    Rose bush. I've got 2 roses in my front yard that have been 'taken out' 3x, 2x by landscaper and once by a friend doing yard work for me. Roses and blackberry vines are related. Both are very tough to kill. Those look exactly like the roses that Will Not Die in my yard.

  • Leila Comerford Leila Comerford on Jul 09, 2017
    Hi I am in NSW Australia ,I know this shrub

    • Leila Comerford Leila Comerford on Jul 09, 2017
      Hi I live in NSW Australia & have this shrub.Don't know botanical name but know it as The Confetti Bush.It has ryzome roots which can be potted up for more plants.

  • Db Db on Jul 09, 2017
    It's a Crabapple..I have several..depending on age it should flower soon in the spring!
    DeniseB. Toledo,Ohio

  • Carole Carole on Jul 10, 2017

  • Kim Kim on Jul 10, 2017
    its a crabapple
    get rid of it
    dig it up or spray it w roundup

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    • Sue Sue on Jul 12, 2017
      Yes, Edwin is right on the RoundUp and also any spray weed killer is toxic and please don't use them. Too many other things will do the job safely.

  • Jal26639133 Jal26639133 on Jul 11, 2017
    The picture of the leaves I saw looks like a Rose,could be a wild one ,found a cool place to grow,the jagged leaf also says Rose, any thorns?

  • D fuhrman D fuhrman on Jul 11, 2017
    i would take a cutting and show it to a nursery. valley view farms in cockeysville seem to know every plant, bush, tree etc.

  • Kim Kim on Jul 11, 2017
    sometimes roundup is th answer
    when u have arthritic hands and can barely use a hoe or a shovel and have to type w one finger cause the rest dont move

  • Sue Sanders Sue Sanders on Jul 12, 2017
    My Snowball Bush and my Hydrangea were totally different in growth. the bush can get quiet big with woody branching of small limbs. The Hydrangea is a tender growth and only grew about 36" or little less with large blooms. However the flowerering can resemble each other but the bush flowers are smaller. I finally cut the bush down as it got old and didnt look as good as it once did.

  • Sue Sanders Sue Sanders on Jul 12, 2017
    The Snowball Bush can grow 12 to 15 feet tall and makes a great ornamental plant to stand by itself. It has woody branching and makes a beautiful display in the Spring of the white blooms which are smaller than the Hydrangea. It is not the Hydrangea that is about 36" inches tall and produces large blooms.

  • Sue Sanders Sue Sanders on Jul 12, 2017
    The plant you show picture of is not a Snowball bush which has larger green leaves. Ive seen that plant somewhere but cant think where...maybe at a nursery. Im sure a nurseryman can identify it for you.

  • Rena cotelidis Rena cotelidis on Jul 12, 2017
    it looks like Oakleaf Hydrangea Shrubs the flowers turm yan after a while they have many of these in bryant park, in nyc

  • Kim Kim on Jul 12, 2017
    whatever u do it your way and i will do it mine