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Date Photo Taken: 05/10/2013
Location: Duluth, GA
Posted By: dbachrack

Notes:

We had someone clear brush behind the house last year and they cut down whatever this was. We don’t remember the original plant since the foliage was so thick. It’s probably 12-15′ tall so I’m wondering is this the bean stalk from “Jack in the Beanstalk” or what. It has very healthy shiny leaves.
Any ideas?

COMMENTS

  1. Grizzly Apprentice says:

    Its Elaeagnus. Very fast growing every green.

    May 11th, 2013 at 9:39 am
  2. spatialdrift Flower Fanatic says:

    They are considered invasive, though folks plant them on purpose because the berries they produce are edible.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaeagnus
    http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/autmnolive.shtml
    http://beautifulediblegardens.blogspot.com/2009/04/elaeagnus.html

    May 11th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

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