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LB1234
03-29-2006, 10:41 PM
Does anyone know what this is? See pdf attached.

Decidouous, multi-trunked, looks to be suckering...and if memory serves me correctly it doesn't flower...at least not noticeably. No exfoliating bark. I'm trying to look in my Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs book but can't seem to come up with anything.

thx for any input.:waving:

Coffeecraver
03-30-2006, 06:08 AM
First thoughts are of a Saucer Magnolia with lots of suckers
But you would notice the blooms in season

:)

LB1234
03-31-2006, 09:50 AM
First thoughts are of a Saucer Magnolia with lots of suckers
But you would notice the blooms in season

:)

Thx the reply...it could possibly flower but I just don't remember it flowering. Although this isn't a weekly lawn account so I didn't pay that much attention to it. I was leaning towards a virburnum of some kind but that flowers also so I'm not sure...

One other thing, it is located underneath a canopy of pin oaks and only received filtered light.

Dstosh
03-31-2006, 01:05 PM
Are the buds opposite or alternate?I had a hard time decerning from the picture. If they are opposite it could be a lilac. If not, it could be a number of things. Does it have stripey bark? If so it could be a service berry

sheshovel
03-31-2006, 02:13 PM
Every plant flowers in one way or another.Your pdf woulden't open for me

joshua
04-01-2006, 01:30 AM
maybe forciffia(sp.) need to see it in bloom.

LB1234
04-01-2006, 06:33 PM
Are the buds opposite or alternate? Does it have stripey bark?

I didn't pay attention to alternate of opposite buds...although from the picture it appears there are only terminal buds. Sorry, but I don't know what 'stripey' bark is??? Please explain. thx

LB1234
04-01-2006, 06:34 PM
its definately not forsythia, we have plenty of those in my neck of the woods.

Xterminator
04-01-2006, 06:40 PM
I think it might be a butterfly bush I'll check Monday at a customers house

Duck Dodger
04-01-2006, 07:04 PM
Its not a butterfly bush the bark is more coarse than that. Not forsythia either. The way it is growing it looks like some type of laurel to me.

Dstosh
04-01-2006, 08:25 PM
Bark that has vertical marks in it, in the case of a service berry (Amelanchier spp.) the bark has verticle marks in it like stripes. Ps. If you can figure out if the buds are opposite or alternate, then you can narrow a lot of things down. The only plants that are opposite are maple ash dogwood horsechesnut and lilac. Good luck

LB1234
04-01-2006, 08:27 PM
Bark that has vertical marks in it, in the case of a service berry (Amelanchier spp.) the bark has verticle marks in it like stripes. Ps. If you can figure out if the buds are opposite or alternate, then you can narrow a lot of things down. The only plants that are opposite are maple ash dogwood horsechesnut and lilac. Good luck

Thx alot...I might be back there one day this week, I'll take a look.

AGLA
04-01-2006, 09:56 PM
It makes me want to say Magnolia, also. It is very interesting to have such a light colored twig and such a dark bark just below.

allinearth
04-02-2006, 11:02 AM
Look at eleagnus. May be russian olive but not the evergreen kind.:confused:

kevinsky
04-02-2006, 05:31 PM
Looks like magnolia stellata to me. Should bloom a white flower prior to leafing out.

Paradise Landscapes
04-03-2006, 10:13 AM
I am thinking it may be a Dogwood.

joshua
04-04-2006, 01:38 AM
what about liliac. those leaves are looks like little hearts almost. dogwood doesn't look like a yellow stem dogwood.

Paradise Landscapes
04-04-2006, 06:09 PM
I went to check on my installs yesterday that were installed last year. Come to find out, It is possibly a lillac. I see the same exact thing there at my customers' home. Let us know What you find out.

LB1234
04-04-2006, 07:54 PM
It makes me want to say Magnolia, also. It is very interesting to have such a light colored twig and such a dark bark just below.

I've noticed that also. I'm wondering if a seed of sme kind blew in there and it just started to grow....:dizzy:

AGLA
04-04-2006, 10:32 PM
It does look a bit like a lilac in the distant shots with the leaves opening, but lilac has a double bud on the end of the twigs. I don't see that.

Serviceberry has long narrow buds which I don't see in those pics either.