Help identifying these plants

jill_wingettMay 7, 2013

This grows in the very back of my yard, under a large tree. I've tried to kill it (round up) & keeps coming back. Any assistance is appreciated!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
esh_ga

It looks like a bunch of cherry seedlings.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 9:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jill_wingett

Maybe, but it seems to spread more like a ground cover & has never had any kind of berry

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 10:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
abgardeneer(Z3, Calgary)

If it is cherry seedlings (Prunus sp.) - and I agree that it looks like it - they'd probably be growing each year from seeds dropped the previous summer, and they'd have to grow a few years old before they were capable of blooming and producing cherries; at that time they'd look like young trees/bushes.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 10:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Also keep in mind that even if you kill the parent tree the
soil seedbank can produce new seedlings for several years.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 10:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

they are talking about a cherry tree .. what i call the furniture cherry ...

mine are 60 to 80 feet tall ...

the birds spread the seed for miles ...

scratch around near those seedlings.. you and you probably find the cherry pits .. they are NOT suckers .....

ken

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 8:15AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
esh_ga

At this point, if they are cherry seedlings, you should be able to reach in and pull one up pretty easily and still see the seed that it is growing from.

Just pulled up a whole bunch that were growing in a clump in my grass (perhaps due to animal scat).

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 10:08AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jill_wingett

Thanks for all your responses! I'm planning on cleaning up that area to plant, so I'll leave them for a couple of years & see what happens.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 4:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Bear in mind they'll be a lot harder to remove after a few years. You'll be dealing with a thicket of saplings not seedlings with just a few leaves.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 4:30PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What is the name of this plant?
Found this plant in a ditch out in the country and...
jakebb212
What variety of lavender is this?
Can anyone tell me what kind of lavender this is? Thank...
Sarah Venn
Help identify these two
Picked these up at the local flower show here in HK,...
vr46
blakrab Centex
Trailing Gardenia roots-Ok or diseased?
Got this gardenia plant from a neighbor today. It...
elaineal
Sponsored Products
Tomato Red Marvel Pot
$9.99 | zulily
Filigree Containers - Set of 3
$47.99 | Dot & Bo
Solar Sun Garden Stake
$18.99 | zulily
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Safavieh Rugs Organica Blue/Natural 2 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft.
Home Depot
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Organica Red/Multi 9 ft. x 12
Home Depot
Hang Out Planter in White
$26.99 | Dot & Bo
Promenade Trough Planter
FRONTGATE
Watering Lance
$129.00 | FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™