Flowering shrub...anyone know a name?

cadillactasteMay 8, 2013

Just the other day I was admiring the shrub at the bus stop. Almost think it native to our area. Because it sort of is growing in an odd place. (Over a bit of dirt on a big boulder.

That said...I noticed one as well on our other property...

Tried doing a google search for white bloom shrubs native to Ohio...and have not had any luck...

Tried to use photobucket but to won't produce a link code...that I can copy and paste. So I pulled them onto my phone loading them to Facebook and saving them to my phone. I hope the photo is okay...and able to be viewed at a decent size...

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american silverberry elaeagnus commutata

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 1:06PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

In Ohio?

Here is a link that might be useful: USDA reference page.

This post was edited by saltcedar on Wed, May 8, 13 at 13:16

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 1:13PM
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Sweet Olive (Osmarea Burkwoodii)? Or maybe Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus Umbellata)?

Hard to tell as the flowers aren't as clear as they could be in the shot. But since you saw it in person....

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 1:29PM
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Thanks everyone...yes in Ohio. I'll check it out. Sorry about the photo quality. Guess I should have had my glasses on. Because I didn't realize it was out of focus.

Again thanks!

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 2:11PM
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Whatever it is, I would not assume it is native.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 3:50PM
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Definitely the Autumn Olive! Thanks so so much!!!

Now it is considered an invasive plant...though bares edible fruit. I am considering moving it over along the hillside not far from my bird feeding patio. Letting all the birds that visit a nice treat. Going to see what ones think over on the bird forum...if they have done so and if they later regret it.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 4:05PM
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Invasive because the birds eat it and then spread it. So by moving it you are only supporting the invasive aspect of it.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 4:11PM
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So not a good thing to transplant next to the bird feeding patio on the hillside. Because I fill my feeders daily other than the thistle feeder. Leave it where it is...when we add the garage I reckon we'll ditch it then.

Surprised when I seen nurseries sell them.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 4:45PM
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