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Bush Question

Posted by christine1950 5a (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 12, 13 at 11:36

I spotted this in the woods behind my apartment this morning and it looks like a China Doll to me, is that possible in NY?


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RE: Bush Question

No, it's not possible. Could be amur honeysuckle or Callicarpa.


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Thanks purple, what a shame its back in the woods, I like its bushy growth.


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Do you have ground space for such plants? The honeysuckle is a just a giant weed, but Callicarpa (beauty berry) is a lovely native that makes beautiful purple berries, not hard to find where they sell shrubs/trees.

A China doll tree shouldn't be hard to find. If you have a store nearby that sells EA plants, they've been available often when I visit WM. Just wish I could understand the scheduling, when they get new plants in (and, of course, that there was somewhere else to shop for plants.)


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Thanks purple but I live in an apartment complex so it wouldnt be possible. I just have to keep all my plants in containers on a small balcony.


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Well that keeps things from getting out of hand, ...doesn't it? A lot of days I wish plants were not outside, or up high on a balcony. So many mosquitoes out there. Do you still get bit on your balcony?

Did you google images of those berries? They don't look real. Remembered I had a pic of some I saw 'in the wild' last Oct.


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Yes, they are the same berries as in your picture, pretty purple :>) My balcony is screened in so I'm lucky this year, but come next month I will be moving to a downstairs apartment with a small patio that is not screened in :>( I will have to deal with the nasty critters next summer, summer is winding down up here and I'm ready for the cooler air. I HATE the humidity we have been getting the last few summers, doesnt go well with menopause & my hot flashes LOL...
Christine


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