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Name: Jed T.
Boise, Idaho (Zone 6b)
akage
Oct 2, 2015 9:23 PM CST
Do any of you have ideas or know what this is? Thank you. :)
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 2, 2015 11:53 PM CST
Hi Jed. Welcome! to ATP.
Is this a shrub in your garden, or a wild plant?
Can you take a photo of the entire plant, and another of a close up of the leaves?
Name: Jed T.
Boise, Idaho (Zone 6b)
akage
Oct 3, 2015 1:26 AM CST
I'll get more photos soon! It's not in my yard, but grows elsewhere along a road here in Boise. It appears to have been planted long ago.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 3, 2015 9:50 AM CST
I look forward to seeing the new photos. Also, let us know how tall it is and how wide.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Oct 3, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Perhaps privet.......
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 3, 2015 10:28 AM CST
Viburnum?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 3, 2015 10:42 AM CST
Good call Sherry, it does look like it could be a privet. We've never had our bloom, probably because we keep pruning it.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Oct 3, 2015 10:55 AM CST
Well, that pic does have more berries than any of mine ever have had...but popping up alongsaide a road would seem to be in its nature.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Oct 3, 2015 11:24 AM CST
Wild elderberry?
Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Oct 3, 2015 11:42 AM CST
hmmm...that looks possible also, doesn't it?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 3, 2015 11:46 AM CST
The leaves and stems don't look right for an elderberry.

Privet fruit
https://www.google.com/search?q=privet+fruit&biw=1600&bih=77...
I also see that this plant can have a common name of Wild Olive.

Elderberry fruit
https://www.google.com/search?q=elderberry+fruit&biw=1600&bi...
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 3, 2015 11:47 AM CST
I think when Jed gets us the new photos we will be able to get an ID.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 3, 2015 12:33 PM CST
Elderberries grow in umbels. His do not.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 3, 2015 1:37 PM CST
I agree
Name: Jed T.
Boise, Idaho (Zone 6b)
akage
Oct 5, 2015 11:11 PM CST
Its grown as quite an unkempt hedge. 7-8 feet high, at least 20 feet long and 4-6 feet deep. I'm certain its not elderberry, though it is rather similar so that's not a bad guess. I do believe it IS a privet hedge that's been allowed to grow rather wild! I've only ever seen them quite well pruned. Please bear with me, I'll get more photos as soon as I can.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 5, 2015 11:35 PM CST
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Oct 6, 2015 6:44 AM CST
There is a black chokeberry that looks like your photo

Aronia
a native bush

Just another idea Shrug!
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all else is just existing.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 6, 2015 7:52 AM CST
Please, when you take the photos can you remember to include photos of the leaves, stem, bark, etc. And step back to get a wide habitat view. All that will help.

We can rule out Elderberry and the Black Chokecherry.

I think it is a privet of some type, maybe the a variety of the Common Privet or possibly the California Privet, Shrug! Shrug! but it will be nice to have a positive ID for the plant. Thumbs up

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Oct 6, 2015 10:29 AM CST
I can't make out too much from the photo so this is just a wild guess.

It looks a bit like
Carolina Buckthorn - Frangula caroliniana
http://courses.missouristate.edu/pbtrewatha/carolina_bucktho...

However, if it's in Idaho, it doesn't seem likely unless it was planted by someone.
Shrug!
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Oct 6, 2015 12:25 PM CST
Ok
just to be clear
I wrote chokeberry (Aronia)
not chokecherry (Prunus)

I know using the common name gets confusing , but I often can not spell the botanical Smiling and spell check gets more confused than I .
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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