Here are two mystery shrubs. I don’t know what they are, but both were blooming in the second week of June. Most of the creamy white flower clusters on the 8-10′ tall shrubs (above and right) are four-petals but there is a five-pointed one thrown in for good measure occasionally. The shrubs were covered in flowers and, in the fall, they will be covered in red berries. Last year, I thought I had identified them as High Bush Cranberry, but I was wrong.
Below, these blooms graced another shrub but were hidden in the understory so they weren’t very visible. They resemble the trumpets on catalpa or horse chestnut, but they aren’t either of those. Still, they are impressive in clusters that are about 6″ across. I’m sure someone will tell me what both of these plants are someday.