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Can you identify this tree?

Posted by romanticdreamer z8 Seattle (My Page) on
Sun, May 5, 13 at 22:02

I think these are volunteers - at least I don't think I would have planted two trees together and so close to the house.....does anyone know what they are and how big they get? As much as I like them, I think I should cut them down or dig them out while they are still only about 4 feet high.
Karen


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RE: Can you identify this tree?

get a close up of the leaves and bark


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, May 6, 13 at 1:10

Euonymus alatus.


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RE: Can you identify this tree?

Agree with bboy. They're not really trees. More like bushes. Can be trained as trees, but no point doing that there. They're pretty, but also invasive, as you can tell.


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Thanks everyone - At first I panicked, reading that Burning Bush is extremely invasive, but further reading indicates that in the Pacific Northwest, that isn't so......so, I plan to remove the one that is closest to the house and let the other one grow to see how it does. Thanks again.
Karen


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, May 6, 13 at 15:21

Not usually weedy in this half of North America - wrong summer climate.


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  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Tue, May 7, 13 at 2:34

That's why they self seed in the irrigated part of my garden way more than the unwatered part.
Mike


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