Plant ID forum: Tree or shrub for ID; fast growing

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
May 2, 2015 3:58 AM CST
I am not sure if this is a tree or a shrub but it is fast growing. I need to know if it is a good one to have growing where it is growing. I am not sure if I planted it or if the birds did. Can anyone please ID this for me? Thanks!

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Name: Kyla
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May 2, 2015 4:02 AM CST
Makes me think of pokeweed, maybe because of the dark stems.... but not at all positive about that. However, fast growing fits!
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
May 2, 2015 5:03 AM CST
Thanks Kyla, I may have to take a sample of it to our extension office and see if they can tell me what it is. I will have to post a picture of it in the area where it is. Depending on what it is and how big it will get, I may not want it where it is.
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Name: carolyn keiper
ohio (Zone 5a)
May 2, 2015 5:03 AM CST
It is opposite leafed compound leaf plant which makes it not any tree that I know of. I am thinking a shrub and I was wondering if you had planted any elderberry plants? The leaf looks almost a little too wide to me, but it is the right shape. With the new cultivars being sold some might not be quite exactly what we are expecting.

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Have you planted any type of Weigela?
Name: Sue
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May 2, 2015 7:08 AM CST
clkeiper said:It is opposite leafed compound leaf plant....

That what I was thinking I could see too. That narrows the field quite a bit. Possibilities are elderberry, ash, boxelder or Phellodendron.

Can you take off one of the compound leaves with the most leaflets and set it on a piece of blank white paper and take a picture of just that?

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