Plant ID forum: parents new home.. lots of plants.. but what are these?

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Name: Alli O'Cain
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aocain
Aug 10, 2014 12:32 PM CST
So I know some of the plants on my parents new home.. infact they had no clue since the home was bought in the winter just how gorgeous tgis place was lanscaped.. i have alot of picture of things I am not sure on a some though at all.

So here are a couple so far I have pictires of.

The arched one they think is dead but they havnt lived here since december

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sooby
Aug 10, 2014 1:36 PM CST
The lower one looks like three-seeded mercury, Acalypha rhomboidea, to me.
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Frillylily
Aug 10, 2014 2:29 PM CST
whatever it is I agree-dead. it could be an evergreen of some sort. Sometimes they shape those weird just for fun. I think in a few years they kind of outgrow themselves so aren't good long term selections.
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growitall
Aug 10, 2014 4:12 PM CST
The one on top appears to be a dwarf-ish/weeping/recumbent form of a larch, though apparently dead, as you note... or hasn't leafed out yet, not sure.
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Aug 10, 2014 4:43 PM CST
aocain said:The arched one they think is dead but they havnt lived here since december

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Name: Alli O'Cain
Cedar Park ( Austin) Tx (Zone 8b)
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aocain
Aug 10, 2014 8:02 PM CST
Today. There is a bent over willowy small tree around the corner and its very alive..
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Is it maybe just a dead one of these?

Heres another pic of the other bushy plant.


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I have a few others im not sure about..
top one in this section is a vine of somekind huge.. semi mostly shade
the other one is here and there in the grass but in clumps and fairly noticeable
ok I am gonna see if i can post a pic straight from the camera I took a pice of each and brought them back to austin.
oh my parents live in arkansas if its relevant



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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 10, 2014 8:32 PM CST
I am the worst guesser here but I like guessing thinking one day I might be right.
The crooked branching tree looks like a Weeping Cherry Tree. I hope it is alive as it is a gorgeous tree.

The second set of pictures, the tree that is around the corner looks like a nice Red Japanese Maple/acer-something.
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Aug 10, 2014 8:40 PM CST
I agree on the Japanese Red Maple.
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purpleinopp
Aug 11, 2014 3:45 PM CST
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Could this be Hydrangea petiolaris? (climbing Hydrangea?) Haven't seen one for years.

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Kind of chewed on. Could be violets or Ranunculus, this or a similar species: http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/PLANT/PublishingImages/lg/weed_les...


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chelle
Aug 11, 2014 5:42 PM CST
I agree with Cheryl on the weeping cherry guess. Ours all took a severe beating this last winter. One still looks dead, but the others are trying to recover.
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Aug 11, 2014 6:21 PM CST
Here's what a larch (Larix) looks like when it is out of foliage - the little nubs along the branches are the growing points for the deciduous needles:
http://uplandscapes.blogspot.ca/2013/02/winter-interest-in-g...
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Aug 11, 2014 7:19 PM CST
That certainly does look like this tree, Lori. Thumbs up
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Aug 12, 2014 8:07 AM CST
If the tree is a Larch (aka Tamarack) it would certainly have it's needles now if it was still alive; and I'm not at all sure that they would grow in Texas...
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Aug 12, 2014 12:52 PM CST
The yard is in Arkansas, though the chances of anyone growing a larch there may not be much different... I dunno. Confused
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Frillylily
Aug 12, 2014 12:54 PM CST
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Aug 12, 2014 1:00 PM CST
A dead true cedar (Cedrus) wouldn't immediately lose its foliage (though it would happen eventually)... the weeping tree appears to be deciduous, and seems to be something with very few branches. Given that it's dead, presumably, I suppose it's a moot point as to what it was! Smiling
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Name: Alli O'Cain
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aocain
Aug 13, 2014 6:57 PM CST
Thanks everyone!
That dead one does seem to be the one Fillylily posted the link to..
sent the link to my step mom.
I do have a piece of the mass of vine in the posting above .. i will take a close up picture..Im not sure if its the one purpleinopp suggested.. now that I am home its hard to know and my piece is small leaved compared to the older parts of the vines.
I so appreciate all the help.
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Frillylily
Aug 14, 2014 9:31 AM CST
Are you sure the vine IS a vine? or just growing up on the side of the brick? It kind of looks like Japanese Knotweed, I used to have some of that but mine was variegated.
Here is a link to images, I think it is pretty vigorous. Maybe invasive in some areas. It gets rather larger under ideal conditions. I think it dies back in the winter and regrows each spring.
Is there a chance some of the neighbors close by know anything about the plants there?

https://www.google.com/search?q=japanese+knotweed&source=lnm...
Name: Alli O'Cain
Cedar Park ( Austin) Tx (Zone 8b)
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aocain
Sep 25, 2014 4:40 PM CST
Sorry I didnt respond! Im still getting used to this site and notifications.. sometimes it seems like I dont see them.

So.. looking at that website I do think that is the Japanese knotweed. The pics of ot starting a new leaf strand looked like it.. sadly my piece I brought back didnt survive.. :-(
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