What is this

Asked September 2, 2016, 1:22 PM EDT

Found growing next to a spirea. About 4' Tall. Thought it was a tree seedling

Jackson County Missouri flowering shrubs horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials

1 Response

That appears to be a rhododendron. They are fairly popular landscaping shrubs, and if you wish to transplant it, they do best in dappled shade and in a well drained location.

Here is some additional reading on these flowers: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/shrubs/hgic1073.html