Plant ID forum: Strange White Berries?

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Oct 15, 2013 8:27 PM CST
Please ID this shrubby vine growing up a tree near my neighborhood. It has white berries.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 25, 2013 7:39 PM CST
Clint, I think it could possibly be Euonymus fortunei & not truly a vine but a woody climber in certain instances. See if this looks like it:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25100877@N02/5214507509/

And I found it in our db:
Winter Creeper (Euonymus fortunei)
You can see in that first photo where the capsules have split to reveal the red berries inside.

@SongofJoy Tee, does what Clint have look like Winter Creeper to you?
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Oct 25, 2013 10:34 PM CST
Looks like it to me. I think it is killing that tree. The orange seeds are really showing now. It's amazing how many plants there are to learn about! Thanks for answering!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 26, 2013 4:12 AM CST
Oh you're so welcome! Big Grin
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 26, 2013 6:06 AM CST
Well, you've beat me to it. Yes, winter creeper - E. fortunei. :)

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Swayback
Oct 26, 2013 11:12 AM CST
KILL IT NOW!

Unless you have your sprayers license your gunna need to call a professional to get access to sprays that are effective on it, don't waste your time with regular sprays available at the store...

Physical removal is not an effective means of removing it!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 26, 2013 11:16 AM CST
Clint can not do anything about it. The plant is not on his property. He states in his first post that it is growing up a tree near his neighborhood.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Oct 26, 2013 12:17 PM CST
Yes. It's growing in the wild. It is interesting. I think it's native?
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 26, 2013 1:31 PM CST
No, it's native to east Asia including Japan, Korea, China & the Philippines. It's just plain bad news!!!!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Oct 26, 2013 3:33 PM CST
Oh. I can't believe it's growing here.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 26, 2013 4:19 PM CST
Read about it in Tee's comments as well as the ones I just added today:
Winter Creeper (Euonymus fortunei)
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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Swayback
Oct 27, 2013 2:36 PM CST
Yea didnt notice the part about it being on othes land, I'd wager they wouldn't be real happy about it, you might approach them and see how they feel about it.

I quite assure you, you will have the opportunity to kill it soon tho, I'd spreads rampantly!
It'll ramble on the ground til it finds a good tree to go up, at that point it'll mature, make seed and quickly form a mat that nothing can grow they, and will choke out and survivors...

Crossbow is the only spray I know will kill it.
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Swayback
Oct 27, 2013 6:11 PM CST
Yea didnt notice the part about it being on othes land, I'd wager they wouldn't be real happy about it, you might approach them and see how they feel about it.

I quite assure you, you will have the opportunity to kill it soon tho, I'd spreads rampantly!
It'll ramble on the ground til it finds a good tree to go up, at that point it'll mature, make seed and quickly form a mat that nothing can grow they, and will choke out and survivors...

Crossbow is the only spray I know will kill it.
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!

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