help identify this baby tree?

bdolsJune 13, 2014

I think this is something the prior owner had planted because about 6-12 inches away is a 1" stump, and it has a woody trunk.

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bdols

another photo closer to the ground.

I have a 3 year old TX Mountain Laurel that I planted about 5 feet away.. not sure if I want this one around, but it is "down-sun" from the TML

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 9:50PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

compare with the invasive privet

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 8:33AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

I don't know what this is but the plant in the photo has alternate leaves and Privet has opposite.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 11:28AM
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j0nd03

Looks like Sideroxylon lanuginosum. It very commonly sprouts with multiple trunks if the main is severed

Here is a link that might be useful: Tex aggie page

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 12:05PM
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bdols

yes, that could be it. the leaves are kinda fuzzy underneath. The prior owner may have been bothered by the spikes on the ends of the branches when mowing the lawn, if it was allowed to grow to have a 1" trunk.

I'm intrigued, in any event.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 8:04PM
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bdols

just posting an update with the latest growth
it has probably doubled in height with no manual watering on my part

    Bookmark   October 24, 2014 at 12:49AM
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needinfo001

Are you gonna keep it and let it grow?

    Bookmark   October 24, 2014 at 10:28AM
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