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Chalhayn
May 22, 2018 9:38 AM CST
I moved into my new house about a year ago, the first thing my Dad said is that I should cut this tree down. I left it standing and started doing research but never came to any conclusions on the species of tree. I like it, regardless I would like to leave it.
I attached some pictures if anyone from the community would like to help with Identifying the tree. It grows in southern west TN. It does have a lot of weeping characteristics.
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porkpal
May 22, 2018 10:16 AM CST
I don't know what it is, but I agree with your father. You should cut it down because it is growing too close to the house.
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Chalhayn
May 22, 2018 10:23 AM CST
I can agree with that, it is very close. Probably not worth transplanting either.
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Bonehead
May 22, 2018 10:29 AM CST
I'd wait for an ID, then research how well it might be that close to the house. I used to have a tree book with all sorts of lists, and one was trees that behaved well close to houses -- but must have purged the book. I don't know what the tree is but it seems to be fairly narrow.
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Silversurfer
May 22, 2018 11:08 AM CST
I believe it is Rhamnus alaternus.

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Tennessee
Chalhayn
May 22, 2018 12:02 PM CST
Yes it is quite narrow. i looked up more pictures of the italian buckthorn. They don't qquuiiitteee fit the bill. Mainly this trees 'weeping' branches , and how it grows up but not really out.
But I do have to say the leaves are similar?
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Danita
May 22, 2018 12:12 PM CST
Compare to Weeping Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria 'Pendula')
It is often used in foundation plantings.
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porkpal
May 22, 2018 12:16 PM CST
Unfortunately a narrow tree can still have a destructive root system.
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plantladylin
May 22, 2018 12:22 PM CST
I agree, it appears to be Weeping Yaupon Holly. Click on images on this page for closer comparison: http://plants.holcombgc.com/12...
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Chalhayn
May 23, 2018 10:07 AM CST
I think weeping yaupon Holly is right. That's actually pretty interesting, anyone have any information on the root structure? Taproot? Superficial root system?

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