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Help identifying this shrub

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:24 pm
by jhamon
Hi,

Can someone please help me identify what this shrub is. I think it is very common but I have no idea what it is. Thank you

Re: Help identifying this shrub

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:21 am
by rainbowgardener
I didn't respond, because I wasn't sure, but since no one else did, I will give you my guess.

Did it have little white flowers on it in the spring? It has the dried remains of berries on it now. Were those red berries? If the answers to those are yes, it would confirm my guess.

I'm thinking it is not actually a shrub, but a rampantly growing Japanese honeysuckle vine, Lonicera japonica:


Image
https://www.sethwollney.com/windfoxherba ... onica2.jpg

If so it is indeed very common, aggressively invasive exotic WEED.

Re: Help identifying this shrub

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:57 pm
by Pinehelp123
That is a Vibrum, my guess would be Viburnum x burkwoodii.

Re: Help identifying this shrub

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:21 am
by rainbowgardener
I'm not wedded to my guess, I could be wrong. But I really don't think viburnum. Viburnum leaves are usually quite distinctive, heavily veined:


Image
https://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/2009/1 ... a7b0ba.jpg

this is a viburnum burkwoodii image

I don't know if jhamon is still around, never responded, but if so jhamon have you seen your shrub flower or put on any berries? Descriptions of those would be very identifying.

Re: Help identifying this shrub

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:42 pm
by Pinehelp123
rainbowgardener wrote:I'm not wedded to my guess, I could be wrong. But I really don't think viburnum. Viburnum leaves are usually quite distinctive, heavily veined:


this is a viburnum burkwoodii image

I don't know if jhamon is still around, never responded, but if so jhamon have you seen your shrub flower or put on any berries? Descriptions of those would be very identifying.
I could be wrong, but I have something very similar in my garden. Mine is a Vibrum and spring here was very hot, now we get storms every day and it grew elongated ends just like the one in OP.