Large Bush

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Date Photo Taken: March 17, 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: ALedbetter


We’re unsure of what kind of bush this is. It would be great to know so we could prune it properly. It grows huge sprouts off the top very quickly after being cut.


  1. buck Unregistered says:

    Elaeagnus (probably umbellata)

    March 18th, 2012 at 2:13 pm
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Looks a bit like the growth habit of Elaeagnus.

    March 18th, 2012 at 2:33 pm
  3. Lisa Alcorn Unregistered says:

    Ugly Agnes! eleagnus !

    March 19th, 2012 at 6:23 pm
  4. carolyn Unregistered says:

    what they said

    March 19th, 2012 at 8:54 pm
  5. R Causey Unregistered says:

    Eleagnus has been called
    “ugly,” but it does serve some purposes – it is great as a privacy screen. Watch out though, it has thorns!

    March 20th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
  6. April Unregistered says:

    Thank you all, I appreciate your comments. I’m sure it was planted for privacy and it does a great job at it! Also, it is loved by many small birds and I enjoy watching them duck into it. Now that I know what it is we can figure out how to prune it – thanks again!

    March 21st, 2012 at 10:00 am
  7. vicki Unregistered says:

    I think it could be Elaeagnus angustifolia. Most of the ugly’s are highly invasive. I have promised to kill the 2 in my front yard. The birds eat the fruit and poop the seeds. They will take over native species areas.

    April 23rd, 2012 at 9:07 pm

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