Pull or keep?

califo13(Sunset 23 Los Angeles 10)July 12, 2014

I need the names on these new visitors at my garden. Should they be goners? Thanks!

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califo13(Sunset 23 Los Angeles 10)

Second visitor :)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 12:05AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i might guess mulberry on the first ...with the only leaf i can see

the second.. its a weed ......

i would not encourage a mulberry if in fact.. that is what it is ... mine is going on 45 feet tall ...

ken

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 9:42AM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Ficus for the first.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 10:37AM
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califo13(Sunset 23 Los Angeles 10)

ken_adrian = i might guess mulberry on the first

saltcedar = Ficus for the first.

Any confirmation on which one is it?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 1:08AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Ficus imo. Break off or slightly tear a leaf and it should ooze thick white sap.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 6:21AM
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salviabelle

I vote Ficus. Sap oozing is a good idea to confirm.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 10:05AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

OMG ... i dabble in this game ..

never take my answer over the salty ones answer ...

i now say ... based on my experience.. its ficus... lol .. and my experience is that salty is rarely .. if ever.. wrong.. lol ..

ken

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 11:01AM
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califo13(Sunset 23 Los Angeles 10)

I did as you suggested and got the white sap. The closest looking ficus leaf I could find was the ficus carica. Do you think that could be the one? Here is a better leaves picture.

ken_adrian, what can I say... I highly respect saltcedar opinions, but in the other hand, I highly respect yours too. Thank you, guys!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 5:27PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Ficus carica is the common edible fig and is the most likely candidate for a self sown plant.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 8:20AM
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rob333

don't feel too badly ken, I too thought it was a mulberry. Based on the fact you and I have/had them, maybe, our view is tainted. I actually love it, so I am kidding. It's a great tree to have if you don't mind the mess the birds make, but obviously, it's a bird attracter (the part I like).

;)

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 8:27AM
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