Plant ID forum→Shrub ID, please

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Telford, Pennsylvania
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kashtan
Apr 29, 2020 8:11 AM CST
Please help ID this shub. Berries lasted over winter.
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Apr 29, 2020 10:29 AM CST
A cherry laurel- prunus laurocerasus maybe?
Telford, Pennsylvania
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kashtan
Apr 29, 2020 11:34 AM CST
It was one of the plants I looked at... I don't think it's evergreen. My son sent me this pic trying to ID a shrub in his backyard woods. It is just leafing out.
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Apr 29, 2020 4:31 PM CST
That's a pesky Privet - Ligustrum sp.

That group are pretty much all invasive exotic pests plants in eastern North America, and perform extraordinarily well in Pennsylvania due to birds distributing the seeds far and wide. I'd advise him to exterminate it, and make room for Dogwood, Redbud, Viburnum, Spicebush, and other great native understory plants.
John
Telford, Pennsylvania
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kashtan
May 1, 2020 5:20 AM CST
Thank you John.
Yes, it looks like Ligustrum obtusifolia...
Unfortunately, he's got too many invasives - amur and oakleaf honesuckle are rampant... and now this.

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