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kirk1701
09-09-2012, 05:11 PM
Have a neighbor wanting to know what this is, any idea guys?

Not dogwood I compared to my wild dogwood and the berries on the dogwood are oval and not shinny.

Has about 6 feet of growth this year and wants to know when to cut it back and if the birds will eat the berries.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/523530_3311706324937_25066734_n.jpg

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/548088_3311706684946_299440259_n.jpg

Thanks in advance.

Ticolawnllc
09-09-2012, 05:15 PM
It looks like a dog wood to me. The leaves are opposite. The leaves look like a dog wood. Do you have a pic of the plant.

It could be you have a different verity of dogwood.

kirk1701
09-09-2012, 05:24 PM
It looks like a dog wood to me. The leaves are opposite. The leaves look like a dog wood. Do you have a pic of the plant.

It could be you have a different verity of dogwood.

unfortunately not, the plant is not across the street or I'd take a pic. He got it from somewhere he's working.

Have to check and have him ask the lady if it blooms in the spring.

nparish
09-09-2012, 05:35 PM
Dogwood trees that fall into the cornus florida species usually have red berries. These are the trees commonly associated with the name flowering dogwood, including the red, pink and white flowering dogwood trees. The cornelian cherry dogwood tree, or cornus mas, has red fruit, as does the kousa dogwood, or cornus kousa.

kirk1701
09-09-2012, 06:03 PM
Dogwood trees that fall into the cornus florida species usually have red berries. These are the trees commonly associated with the name flowering dogwood, including the red, pink and white flowering dogwood trees. The cornelian cherry dogwood tree, or cornus mas, has red fruit, as does the kousa dogwood, or cornus kousa.

I have/had some kousa's and those berries are about the size of a grape or larger.

As I said, dogwood was my first thought too but he said he ruled that out however I'll double check and make sure it doesn't bloom in the spring.

Ticolawnllc
09-09-2012, 11:11 PM
Mad horse
Maple
Ash
Dogwood
Horse chestnut
Those are the ones I know have opposite leaves. It's not a maple or horse chestnut and it doesn't look like an ash leaves.

Ticolawnllc
09-09-2012, 11:14 PM
Take a pic of the bark.

kirk1701
09-13-2012, 04:51 PM
Ok guys, went with my neighbor this morning to get compost and topsoil for the fall renivating and we swung by and got pics, hope these help. The one I took of the bark is out of focus but the camera focused in on the other branches so they are in focus.

Now I see it's not a dogwood

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/431272_3323903189851_244443880_n.jpg

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/223911_3323904629887_782005955_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/384219_3323903509859_258934563_n.jpg

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/392549_3323903749865_1062587547_n.jpg

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/404032_3323904229877_2129969675_n.jpg

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/423848_3323904389881_670510786_n.jpg

Smallaxe
09-13-2012, 06:16 PM
That looks like what we got growing all over the woods... it like a huge weed in the under story of the forest... don't know what it's called... :)

kirk1701
09-14-2012, 08:43 AM
That looks like what we got growing all over the woods... it like a huge weed in the under story of the forest... don't know what it's called... :)

I thought about that also when I first seen the sample he brought me, but I thought nahhh no one would plant a weed?

Unless its "weed" :laugh:

Smallaxe
09-14-2012, 09:19 AM
Talk about planting weeds... I must say that I have better looking dogwoods in the swamps than what people have put into landscapes... its getting bad enough that people need to just trash the dogwoods altogether... and grow weed there instead... :)

Mark Oomkes
09-14-2012, 11:36 AM
Honeysuckle

Possibly the Amur honeysuckle

kirk1701
09-14-2012, 06:41 PM
Honeysuckle

Possibly the Amur honeysuckle

It looks close, but could the leaves differ?

http://www.gri.msstate.edu/ipams/species.php?SName=Lonicera%20maackii

These from the site above look like they curve as they come to a point at the ends and in my pic you will notice they are more rounded at the end?

Would this not make a difference in the species?

jlcrox2
09-30-2012, 08:05 PM
Definitely a bush honeysuckle. It is a weed and people do plant it. Not all that long ago home depot was selling them as a "fast growing hedge for screening". While not entirely untrue hey left off a keyword... Invasive! At least they are here. Best advice is to cut it down and kill the stump.