Plant ID forum: Unknown Shrub/Tree

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Hamwild
Aug 13, 2017 5:03 PM CST
Hi folks I tip my hat to you.
My MIL would like to know what this shrub/tree is. It's appearance may be due to being cut back a few times (if that's pertinent information) TIA!

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 13, 2017 7:03 PM CST
I don't know. Have you consulted with the GG's? They seem to be conferring about something. Smiling
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porkpal
Aug 13, 2017 7:13 PM CST
Some of the pictures make me think of privet.
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Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Hamwild
Aug 13, 2017 7:25 PM CST
DaisyI said:I don't know. Have you consulted with the GG's? They seem to be conferring about something. Smiling


What's the GG's? Big Grin
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Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Aug 13, 2017 7:40 PM CST
Garden Gnomes. Hilarious! They are in the first picture.
Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Annuals
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Hamwild
Aug 13, 2017 8:43 PM CST
pepper23 said:Garden Gnomes. Hilarious! They are in the first picture.


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Name: John
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ViburnumValley
Aug 13, 2017 10:01 PM CST
All the images scream Ligustrum sp. - Privet. None of them are good plants, and you should plan to remove this one from your landscape.

The Garden Gnomes deserve no less...
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Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Hamwild
Aug 14, 2017 7:47 AM CST
ViburnumValley said:All the images scream Ligustrum sp. - Privet. None of them are good plants, and you should plan to remove this one from your landscape.

The Garden Gnomes deserve no less...


It appears to be a tree (if I'm reading the correct information). May I ask why you suggest removal? I'm asking since my MIL will ask. She wants to move it to their backyard (not that I think it'd survive a transplant anyway).
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Aug 14, 2017 8:09 AM CST
Hamwild said:

It appears to be a tree (if I'm reading the correct information). May I ask why you suggest removal? I'm asking since my MIL will ask. She wants to move it to their backyard (not that I think it'd survive a transplant anyway).


Excellent question!

Unfortunately.... Privet is difficult to kill.... Would probably grow from a dropped branch.

Google searching invasive privet would answer the question as to why not keep this shrub....

In a nutshell, the birds are starving in the winter, and this shrub has berries....
Unfortunately, the berries lack much nutrients that the birds need.
And then... The poor starving birds plant more of this menace to crowd out the shrubs that they depend on for winter berries....

There are a lot of preferable bushes that MIL can plant for the birds....

I'm sure that lots of people will be happy to chime in with pictures.... (not just lists)....

I don't have time right now to search out pics....
But in Georgia, you could plant any of our native tree form hollies....lots to chose from!
Or... Wax myrtle is always a good choice....

I have absolute tons of native (wild) shrubs growing everywhere at my place... And you would be amazed at the song birds!

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Google farkle berry bush ( vaccinium arboreum)

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Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Annuals
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Hamwild
Aug 14, 2017 9:44 AM CST
Thank You!

It randomly appeared in her garden a couple years ago and she keeps whacking it back. I asked her the other day what it was and she didn't know, mentioned wanting to trasnplant it into the backyard. I will let her know what you mentioned, although knowing my MIL, she will probably transplant it anyway. Sighing!

Thank you for the list of native plants. It wasn't until we moved to this house in March, did I realize that mimosa and bradford pears were nusiances and considered invasive (we have both).
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