Another "What Is It?"

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by rburkman, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. rburkman

    rburkman Member

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    We bought 2 saplings a few years ago that were, according to the label, supposed to grow into edible cherry producing trees (I can't remember the variety). However, after 3 years of growth this is what each one looks like - not at all what I expected. Are they, or will they ever become cherry trees? If not, do you have any idea what they are?

    Thanks for the help!
     

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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I think I see a thorn if so it's probably a Hawthorn, Crataegus sp..

    HTH
    Chris
     
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    No, there are no thorns on these plants. The "branches" are generally smooth although as it grows some lateral splitting of the exterior bark occurs.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Physocarpus.
     
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    Yar, ninebark by common name, one of my favorites for the creek side garden.
     
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    That's what it is! Thanks for the help!
     

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