Plant ID forum: Lost in Tennessee

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Weedhopper
Sep 3, 2016 10:00 AM CST
Ran across this clearing brush and something said leave it. Any help identifying it is greatly appreciated
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Sep 3, 2016 11:36 AM CST
Looks like pear.
Down here, it's usually a Bradford, tiny fruit, invasive....
Who knows? You might actually have a good one.
Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
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JamesAcclaims
Sep 3, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Looks like a Bradford to me. They are actually on Tennessee's watch list for invasive species. They grow quite quickly, produce beautiful blossoms in the early spring that happen to smell of rotted fish or something similar. They fall to the wind quite readily with their weak wood and tight branching. Good luck to you! Just my opinion, but I would cut it down. Some people really love them! Thumbs up

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Name: Connie White
Athens tn.
Im no quitter.. I will garden in TN
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TnWildflower
Sep 3, 2016 12:30 PM CST
Weedhopper said:Ran across this clearing brush and something said leave it. Any help identifying it is greatly appreciated
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i thinking on the lines of wild plum or crabapple

Respect mother Earth and connect with her .. She will return the favor.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Sep 3, 2016 1:17 PM CST
The branchlet tips are ending in points. I don't recall pears doing that. They do smell awful - more like doggy doo-doo in my mind.

I think Weedhopper's tree is a crabapple.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Sep 3, 2016 1:56 PM CST
DaisyI said:The branchlet tips are ending in points. I don't recall pears doing that. They do smell awful - more like doggy doo-doo in my mind.

I think Weedhopper's tree is a crabapple.


According to this Missouri State weeds page, Prunus calleryana (Bradford pear) does have thorny spurs on wild plants and rootstock sprouts - picture below:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=prunus+calleryana+thorny+spur...
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Sep 3, 2016 2:04 PM CST
Thank You! Sue.

It may be a pear. Smiling
Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
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JamesAcclaims
Sep 3, 2016 2:53 PM CST
It could be something else, as I'm often wrong Whistling , but I don't think the leaf structure quite matches up to a crabapple.
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SE Tennessee
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Weedhopper
Sep 4, 2016 4:15 AM CST
Thank You! k
eeping my eye on it .I hauled sod and trees out of middle TN before I quit driving several Bradford pears but was not aware they were crossing and never saw thorns .I was thinking crabapple but looks like I need to get out of the woods and in the books now and then thanks y'all this is the first one I've seen on my property and I'm out here daily
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