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Thicket ID?

Posted by true-blue Montreal, Canada Z4 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 15, 14 at 13:42

These guys grow in thicket around a plum tree.
The height is around 3-4" feet tall.
They usually get black knot disease.


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Do they flower ever?


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Not that I know. They have woody stems


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Opposite leaves? I'm thinking Acer negundo.


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I agree with lycopus. A suckering Manitoba maple (acer negundo). Is there evidence that one was cut down? I've never heard of one getting black knot, that's a plum tree problem. Can you give another picture from further back?

Here is a link that might be useful: Manitoba maple


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I believe you're both right lycopus and OVG, thanks a lot.

This is small lot (8' x 8') and I recall seeing other foliage.
which could be a plum seedling/ sucker, hence the black knot.

However, I focused on the most prolific one, which must be the Acer negundo, as there is one gigantic one growing around 50 yards away.

I don't have other pictures but I'll try to get some tomorrow.


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Here is another picture. As you can there are many stuff growing. I just focused on the most prominent leaves.


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Poison Ivy?


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I think Manitoba maple even more seeing this last picture. Looks like someone has sheared all the plants in that location, and the maple has responded accordingly.

I doubt it's poison ivy, since this far north, it is a low-growing plant.


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Thanks OVG, you're most certainly right.

They get sheared by the owner every year :-)


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It's indisputably Acer negundo, Manitoba maple.


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