Help with bush ID

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by smikes, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. smikes

    smikes LawnSite Member
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    Trying to identify this bush. Very fregrant flowers from mid to late May.Located NE PA.Looks Willowish except flowers do not form candle, just small bunches among leaves which have silvery undersides.These are wild and very noticable because of the silvery/white look to the bush (<10 ft) and when flowering the smell is very stong(sweet). The lower growth does have long thorns. Thank you
    http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/m...4/plant003.jpg
    I would like to use these as a property break.
     
  2. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There is NO picture, says it's been moved or deleted
     
  3. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
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    without pictures ,i will say Autumn Olive .
     
  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Crab, that sounds a good possibility.

    Autumn Olive is a non-native invasive species. Some states have banned the use of them because of this. These were once favored for road side revegetation because they took so well. Now they are noted for taking too well and displacing other plants from re-seeding.
     
  5. smikes

    smikes LawnSite Member
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    Another try at pictures



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  6. smikes

    smikes LawnSite Member
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    I looked up autumn olive and thats what it is. Thank you for you help. Guess I will have to find something else to plant. Really liked the fragrence and apearance of the bush.
     

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