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Shrub/Small Tree ID

Posted by Persimmons 6b Southern Mass (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 16, 14 at 19:43

The plant's new leaves are VERY glossy, and red. The branched out leaves are bright green and are soft, not fuzzy.

In total, the plant is about 5-6" tall, and seems that it could grow taller if I weren't keeping it in check.

I'm afraid that it's something toxic (like poison sumac), but there's a chance that it's something that fruits. It's growing in a section of the garden where raspberries, mulberries, lilacs, and roses grow. Can anyone identify this plant?


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RE: Shrub/Small Tree ID

Looks like an ash.


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RE: Shrub/Small Tree ID

Agree.


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RE: Shrub/Small Tree ID

Thanks for the potential ID. I'll be checking this year for the "samaras" In previous years I've been cutting off the fruit and new branches to keep the plant at its current size. The hope was that if it was actually a bad plant it wouldn't spread.

~Persimmons


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RE: Shrub/Small Tree ID

If it's an ash you've been regularly cutting back I'm surprised it has produced any fruit. If you Google 'ash keys' do they look familiar?


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RE: Shrub/Small Tree ID

Read about emerald ash borer. Sadly, probably best if you remove it, unless you want to commit to chemical treatments for the rest of its' life.


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