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Oct 11, 2018 10:29 AM CST
|Can anyone identify this shrub? It is growing in the yard of a person who wants to know which shrubs might be poisonous for her dog. I have asked for a close-up of the flower heads but haven't received one yet.
Thanks in advance.
Russia (Zone 5a)
Oct 11, 2018 10:48 AM CST
|It would be nice to see the flowers...
It looks like Euodia (daniellii ). But Euodia is a tree ...
Oct 11, 2018 2:58 PM CST
|That's definitely Tetradium daniellii (formerly known as Evodia daniellii or Euodia daniellii), the Korean Beetree.
It has opposite arrangement of pinnate compound leaves (like many Fraxinus sp.), smooth gray bark, and white flowers from which form the capsules that hold the shiny black small hard seeds. The pictures show the split open capsules with seed evident.
These are very easy to grow from seed. The flowers are beloved by many local pollinators, and the capsules start out pinkish and age to reddish - quite showy till finally beige-ing out at maturity.
This plant survives on tough sites like highway cloverleafs in Lexington, KY - planted in the late 1950s. My plants at the Valley come from seeds of these trees.
Muddy1: you could start a cottage industry from the copious seeds available there. Tossed in spare pots of potting mix, you'd soon have enough seedlings to distribute to everyone at MidAt swap meets.
Here are some images of this species, growing at the Valley for the past twenty years:
Mature trees - and happily coexisting with Bella (the beagle)
July flowers hosting a variety of pollinators
A lot of seeds available in this array of dry split open capsules
A mature tree showing the pinkish to reddish hue taken on by the seed capsules as they mature in early September
Oct 11, 2018 3:35 PM CST
|Wow, thanks so much; I would have never ID'ed that shrub correctly!|
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