Plant ID forum: Something like Euonymus alatus

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Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
May 8, 2017 3:55 PM CST
My dear other planted this guy about three or four years ago and the tag soon went missing. It's deciduous, seems to like sun/part shade, and on arching branches the leaves grow in pairs, akin to the leaves of the Burning Bush. I'm pretty sure that it isn't as the bark is round, never flattened or splayed and it doesn't get a wonderful fall color.

Here are some snaps:

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Thanks!

Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
May 8, 2017 4:04 PM CST
Not Euonymus sp.
It looks like a very healthy shrubby honeysuckle...Lonicera sp.
Do please add pics to this thread when it has flowers.
They may be very small...possibly cream/yellow.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 8, 2017 6:39 PM CST
It may not be it, but the leaf shape makes me think of Kolkwitzia amabilis (which we should now call Linnaea amabilis apparently). The spots on the stems don't look familiar though.

https://www.google.ca/search?q...
Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
May 8, 2017 7:30 PM CST
Nice job, Sue! That's exactly what it is. Beauty Bush Dream Catcher. On DG, I found a photo very similar to one I posted, and in the regional reports Riverhead, NY is listed. I used to be a member there in the not too distant past and am likely to have made the entry. Interesting note about the name change.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/...
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Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
May 8, 2017 7:42 PM CST
Lo and behold, NOW I've even found the tag! Additional confirmation:
Thumb of 2017-05-09/Whitebeard/ca08d1

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
May 9, 2017 6:02 AM CST
Lovely! One of my favourite shrubs. We have one here (not that cultivar though) but the winters here can be tough on it. Some years the upper branches are winterkilled, this year it is in full leaf right to the top after a relatively mild winter (which still hasn't ended as we had snow yesterday) so I'm hopeful it will flower. I knew it would be borderline in this zone but couldn't resist!
Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
May 9, 2017 11:21 AM CST
This one is in part sun and seems to be enjoying the pot on the patio, yet the blooms are still elusive. I hoping we'll see a nice flush of them year, as the roots should now have had sufficient time to develop. Eventually we may move it into the ground.

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