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    05 / 16 / 2022

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Zone 7b, growing behind a 24 year old, loropetalum. It's right up against my brick foundation, Very inhospitable environment. Very little water, almost hardpan soil, full sun. I did not plant it. Tried several plant ID apps. keep giving me many acer types. Closest I found using google was Acer davidii, George Forest, looked at sooo many pics.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I’m still leaning toward Malus. To my eyes Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) leaf surface has coarser appearance than those in the photos. Does the branch /twig in the first photo belong to the plant? Can you show us side view of the whole plant & closeup of the main trunk?
    But not having the plant in person and no flowers & fruits to tell more , I still could be wrong about my speculation of Malus genus. Best wishes sunnysue2009!

    May 24th, 2022 at 1:29am

  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

    A FB friend seemed sure that it was a native Ninebark. What do you think?

    May 23rd, 2022 at 10:08am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    The leaves appear to be alternated, this rules out Acer (maple). I’m not certain what kind of seedling yours is and wondering if it maybe something in the Malus (apple/crabapple) perhaps? please post again when this grows more mature. For now check out leaves images of a Malus cultivar from the included link below. Again I’m only speculating. Best wishes!

    Malus ioensis ‘Rubra’ – Red Flowering Crab Apple

    May 19th, 2022 at 3:42am

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