Return to the Name That Plant Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Big shrub identification

Posted by lovemanyplants Ca (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 23, 13 at 3:12

Shrub that may be nut. Can anyone identify?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Big shrub identification

Hard to tell from this distance. It lokks like a tree that has been cut down and has sprouted many new growths. Could be anything from Chanomeles to Almond.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 23, 13 at 14:53

In other words, photo inadequate. Try a closer view, showing buds.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

The background is swallowing it up. Can't tell, especially with no leaves.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

There are no leaves. No buds...so...a closer look won't help. I'll post again when growth happens.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

If there are really no buds it's dead. If you look closely I suspect you will find some, even if not showing any green. Can you take a close up of the twig bottom right? There are buds on it which can be seen even in this photo. The bark and bud arrangement can help id a shrub even with no leaves.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

Flora, no, probably not dead. A lot of plants will die to the ground in winter, and sprout from the roots. Or, this one may simply not be budding yet.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

None of my plants are budding really because of the frost. It is still so cold at night. I'll take a picture though because I definitely may have missed something. I can do the same with my other trees if you want to look at those also. Nothing is showing growth right now except my bulbs and avocados. Thank you!:)


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

Here is the pic. Hope it helps.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 24, 13 at 14:46

We're talking buds as in dormant buds, winter buds - the buds that the new shoots you are talking about come out of when the growing season starts.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

Yes, as bboy says, by 'buds' we do not mean green leaflets emerging, we mean the dormant winter buds. Living trees and shrubs have buds on them all through the winter. Eahamel - my statement stands - if there are no dormant buds the thing is dead. But this shrub clearly has dormant buds visible, so is not dead. It could be a Malus which, as Thedecoguy suggested some time back, could have been cut to the ground giving the shrubby appearance as it produces new shoots. Lovemanyplants - can you confirm whether or not their is evidence of a central trunk which has been cut down?


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

Soooo....what exactly are you saying bboy? Is that not the right picture that Flora asked for?


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

There is no stump that it had been cut down to that I can find. Supposed to be a shrub I was told.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

Oh good grief - I can't believe that 'their'. A thousand apologies.

Bboy - do you think it looks appley? California is out my sphere, so it's just a guess.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

Buds and bark resemble Sorbus.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

I agree, Thedecoguy, that was another one I thought of. Also a member of the Rosaceae, like Malus.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

lovemany ...

look at one of your posts.. next to your name it says NONE ...

go to your members page ... and change that into closest large city and z? ... whatever your zone is ...

these peeps in z8 and 9... will have a better understanding of where you are.. and why its not in bud... etc..

i mean really ... if you are in z9.. and it should have budded weeks ago.. its dead..

if you are z5 MI like me.. post a pic in a month when it gets closer to leafing out ...

i presume in one of your many posts.. you probably told us where you are.. but it needs to be in every post.. because we cant keep track of everyone ... well.. i cant ...

ken

ps: the dead of winter cracks me up here on GW.. we are so starved for new posts.. we will argue about brown sticks.. lol .. just to talk to each other ... thx for your multitude of posts ... so as to entertain us.. when you get your IDs.. head on over to the shrub forum.. if you want ideas on how to take care of these things ... and over there use good searchable titles ... with the latin names included ...


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

Believe it is an almond. Have been looking at pictures and that's what it looks most like. What do you guys think?


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

Not impossible. Almond is also in the Rosaceae but it doesn't look quite right to me. And if you do live in California I would have thought an almond would be in flower by now. Also I have never seen an almond bush, only trees, but then I don't live in an almond climate.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 25, 13 at 20:45

When it leafs out it will be a lot easier to tell.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

Sorry, zone is 10. It is not "dead of winter" like Washington or New York or Canada..but instead it is VERY cold at night for us. 25-35 at night. During the day it is up to 70. Frost is showing up in the morning and none of my plants have started budding yet. The reason I think it is a nut( almond or walnut), is because the owner of the property told me it was but I could not remember which. I was hoping I could post a picture and have one of you know. I've never had a nut tree/bush before so I didn't know what to expect.


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

Definitely not dead. I cut the tree and its green. :)


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

Well we can tell you for certain it is not a walnut! I see a dead leaf caught in the base. Can you give us a photo of that? Or of any other dead leaves lying around it?


 o
RE: Big shrub identification

That's a leaf from the nearby tree. No dead leaves from this one. I'll wait a few weeks and show buds


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Name That Plant Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here