is this an elm?

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  1. pierrot

    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    Aloha

    I have these plants I cannot Identify all 3 are deciduous

    the first I think is an elm but I am not sure

    the second has not leafed out yet but has cone-like inflorescences

    the Third is semi evergreen and re minds me of a huckleberry or vaccinium. sorry i ahve never seen it flower

    all are planted in my complex but the gardener says it is job security for him if he is the only one who knows the names of the plants in the gardens.

    If anyone could help I'd appreciate it
    Abientot
    Pierrot
     

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    Andrey Zharkikh Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    3 Symphoricarpos sp?
     
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    Andrey Zharkikh Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    2. reminds catkins of birch or its relatives. You should check them when the catkins and leaves are open.

    Talking about birch relatives. Check for the first picture some Ostrya (virginiana or knowltonii). They also have pleated leaves.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    1 - agree with Hornbeam Carpinus betulus.

    2 - probably Persian Walnut Juglans regia. It'll be a lot easier when it is out in leaf.
     
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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    Thank you all

    the second one has leafed out now and has the typical juglans foliage. I will ahve to wait a couple of weeks til the flowers are out

    thanks a lot
     

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