Unidentified big shrub

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Date Photo Taken: 03/24/2013
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Posted By: plantas13

Notes:

It started to grow about one year ago almost without us realizing it ant it is now 12 feet high by 16 wide. Apparently it yields two kinds of ears, one consists of small white flowers with a pink center and the other consists of green berries that later turn into dark sour berries

COMMENTS

  1. Geoff Bryant Unregistered says:

    I don’t immediately recognize it but maybe a Phytolacca of some sort?

    March 27th, 2013 at 3:42 pm
  2. rpaul Unregistered says:

    It looks like a very healthy specimen or cousin of the pokeweed we see in the US South.
    http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/pokeweed-poke-sallet/

    March 27th, 2013 at 4:58 pm
  3. stone Unregistered says:

    phytolacca dioica?
    Beautiful!
    I wouldn’t be eating the berries.
    Pokeweed berries are considered poisonous.

    I would totally grow that tree at my house! (if i could), The mocking birds enjoy the fruit, and I think the fruit makes terrific photos…

    March 28th, 2013 at 8:58 am
  4. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Wow, major poke sallet. Hey, way to go everybody!

    March 28th, 2013 at 9:48 am

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