Plant ID forum: compound serrated leaves-hairy stems

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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Jul 2, 2017 7:18 PM CST
I think I left this from last year to see what it might become... It's been slow and bushy... Only about a foot tall, but the stems are becoming woody. The leaves are compound, with 3-5 leaflets, serrated and are thick. Stems are hairy. Growing in the Santa Cruz mountains, zone 9b (Sunset zone 15). No flowers... full sun, semi-dry location..
I'm usually pretty good with plant ID, but I'm stumped... Blinking


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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Jul 3, 2017 6:27 PM CST
I think this is a Sambucus.. but not sure which one... any thoughts?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jul 3, 2017 7:26 PM CST
My one (and only) thought was Sambucus. But that's as far as I got. I was a little confused because its so short and slow growing. That has not been my experience with Elderberries in the past.
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Jul 6, 2017 9:56 AM CST
Nor mine.. but it's in an area where other woody plants have struggled.. I'll dig it up in the fall and try a different spot where there's actually room for it, and better soil. Need to research which ones we have native to the area.. I was thinking it's cerulea, but the description says that the leaves are hairless, but mine have hair.. Confused
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