Plant ID forum: A unknown plant

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Pawnee83
May 17, 2016 9:10 AM CST
I have a bush or tree of some kind growing by my garage and I was wondering if someone could tell me what it is.
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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
May 17, 2016 9:38 AM CST
Can you tell us where you are located?
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sooby
May 17, 2016 10:50 AM CST
I can't see the flowers quite clearly enough but could it be alpine currant, Ribes alpinum?

https://www.google.ca/search?q=ribes+alpinum+flowers&client=...
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
May 17, 2016 9:10 PM CST

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It is a Mulberry.

White Mulberry (Morus alba)

If you allow it to continue to grow, it will eventually inflict considerable damage on your garage.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
May 17, 2016 9:34 PM CST
Kent, you are being kind. Let me cut to the chase - It will destroy your garage. Smiling
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XiaoLong
May 18, 2016 7:42 AM CST
Hi all. I have 2 kind of black mullbery-Morus nigra (common variety and a long fruit variety). I plant them about 30 cm close to building. Is it will damage the bulding too ? Is it because of their root or branch ? How far it must be from the building ? Confused
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
May 18, 2016 8:10 AM CST

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You wouldn't want a mulberry within 3 meters of a building, at the minimum. Five or more meters would be even safer. Mulberries have a pretty incredible root system. The roots will grow under a building foundation (or up against the walls if it has a basement) and eventually get large enough to crack it. That kind of damage tends to be difficult, and expensive, to fix.
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
May 18, 2016 7:54 PM CST
Oh my.. thats not good. Thank you for your advice Kent. I tip my hat to you.

I will take some cuttings of them this weekend before cut them down. And plant them at another place.

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