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2 shrubs and a tree

Posted by neen_5mi z5 MI (My Page) on
Wed, May 9, 12 at 7:34

I'm doing serious honeysuckle removal this summer and don't want to kill good stuff. Can anyone identify these, please?

Plant A is a tree blossoming now, 30 ft tall, with seedlings/saplings everywhere.
Plant B grows at the edge of a trail, about 3 ft tall.
Plant C grows in deep shade, less than 1 ft tall.

Thank you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tree/shrub photos

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RE: 2 shrubs and a tree

If C. was here I'd say it was a gooseberry, Ribes uva-crispa. But I don't know US native Ribes, so it may be some other kind of currant/gooseberry.

RE: 2 shrubs and a tree


We do have gooseberry. I hope that's it! Perhaps I can transplant some of it out of the poison ivy and closer to the house.

Thank you.

RE: 2 shrubs and a tree

Plant A looks like a Viburnum (there can be some tall, tree-like ones), plant B looks like a privet.

RE: 2 shrubs and a tree

My guess would be Viburnum lentago for A.

The gooseberry is probably one of our native ones. They are easier to ID if you have the flowers or fruit.

RE: 2 shrubs and a tree

I think you're right re Viburnum lentago. I'm glad I didn't run out and buy one to plant. My property is full of it!

I'm going to take a branch of the privet-looking one to our extension office for certain ID. If confirmed, I need to get rid of it before it takes hold.

Thank you all for your input.


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