Can you identify this tree?

seattlegardenerMay 5, 2013

I think these are volunteers - at least I don't think I would have planted two trees together and so close to the house.....does anyone know what they are and how big they get? As much as I like them, I think I should cut them down or dig them out while they are still only about 4 feet high.
Karen

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greenthumbzdude

get a close up of the leaves and bark

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 11:05PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Euonymus alatus.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 1:10AM
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famartin(z5 NE NV)

Agree with bboy. They're not really trees. More like bushes. Can be trained as trees, but no point doing that there. They're pretty, but also invasive, as you can tell.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 6:04AM
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seattlegardener

Thanks everyone - At first I panicked, reading that Burning Bush is extremely invasive, but further reading indicates that in the Pacific Northwest, that isn't so......so, I plan to remove the one that is closest to the house and let the other one grow to see how it does. Thanks again.
Karen

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 11:19AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Not usually weedy in this half of North America - wrong summer climate.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 3:21PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

That's why they self seed in the irrigated part of my garden way more than the unwatered part.
Mike

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 2:34AM
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