2 shrubs and a tree

neen_5mi(z5 MI)May 9, 2012

I'm doing serious honeysuckle removal this summer and don't want to kill good stuff. Can anyone identify these, please?

Plant A is a tree blossoming now, 30 ft tall, with seedlings/saplings everywhere.

Plant B grows at the edge of a trail, about 3 ft tall.

Plant C grows in deep shade, less than 1 ft tall.

Thank you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tree/shrub photos

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

If C. was here I'd say it was a gooseberry, Ribes uva-crispa. But I don't know US native Ribes, so it may be some other kind of currant/gooseberry.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 7:58AM
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neen_5mi(z5 MI)

Flora,

We do have gooseberry. I hope that's it! Perhaps I can transplant some of it out of the poison ivy and closer to the house.

Thank you.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 9:40AM
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esh_ga

Plant A looks like a Viburnum (there can be some tall, tree-like ones), plant B looks like a privet.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 4:07PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

My guess would be Viburnum lentago for A.

The gooseberry is probably one of our native ones. They are easier to ID if you have the flowers or fruit.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 4:11PM
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neen_5mi(z5 MI)

I think you're right re Viburnum lentago. I'm glad I didn't run out and buy one to plant. My property is full of it!

I'm going to take a branch of the privet-looking one to our extension office for certain ID. If confirmed, I need to get rid of it before it takes hold.

Thank you all for your input.

Neen

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 9:29PM
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