Help w/Plant Identification

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by LB1234, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    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:
     

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  2. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
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    First thoughts are of a Saucer Magnolia with lots of suckers
    But you would notice the blooms in season

    :)
     
  3. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    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.
     
  4. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
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    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
     
  5. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Every plant flowers in one way or another.Your pdf woulden't open for me
     
  6. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
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    maybe forciffia(sp.) need to see it in bloom.
     
  7. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    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
     
  8. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    its definately not forsythia, we have plenty of those in my neck of the woods.
     
  9. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think it might be a butterfly bush I'll check Monday at a customers house
     
  10. Duck Dodger

    Duck Dodger LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     

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