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Tree or Bush ID

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by kirk1701, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,080

    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... :)
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,342


    Possibly the Amur honeysuckle
  3. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    It looks close, but could the leaves differ?

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

    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?
  4. jlcrox2

    jlcrox2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    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.

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