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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    06 / 08 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Pounding Mill

  • State

    Virginia

  • Posted by

    Seppie

Notes:

This shrub/tree is growing in the corner of my yard, but I don’t know what it is. I would like to know so I can know how to care for it. Any help would be appreciated.

Comments

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    All that I can add is that, on closer inspection, the leaves do not look like Prunus caroliniana (Carolina laurelcherry). I can’t (at least from pictures) distinguish Eleagnus from some other simple leafed shrubs.

    June 10th, 2015 at 2:13pm

  • Seppie Apprentice says:

    Here is a couple bigger images in my photobucket. http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m530/Sweettpickle/leafs_zpso9zvlax1.jpg http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m530/Sweettpickle/base_zps31pmxmig.jpg I would see berries on it, what’s not seen is the chairs I keep under that shrub/tree. Just cut the grass and moved them. I sit there all the time watching the kids play. Since I have lived here (9 years) its never had any. I just recently noticed its not looking good like before.

    June 9th, 2015 at 9:31pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    On second look the foliage resembles Elaeagnus.

    June 9th, 2015 at 11:09am

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Couldn’t say for sure whether it’s one or not, but it certainly could be. Laurel cherry flowers are unnoticeable, and the “cherries” are very small and black (English pea size or smaller), somewhat unnoticeable also unless you’re looking for them in the right season. Of course, they’re green until ripe. I keep campaigning to call them ‘laurel cherries’, as most sources I’ve consulted prefer that, and it is truly a cherry (prunus species), with only a resemblance to laurel in the leaves.

    June 9th, 2015 at 11:13am

  • Seppie Apprentice says:

    Has never had flowers or berries on it.

    June 8th, 2015 at 11:22pm

  • Seppie Apprentice says:

    I guess I should have added that it hasn’t ever bloomed flowers or had berries on it.

    June 8th, 2015 at 11:34pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Compare to Cherry Laural: http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=23933

    June 8th, 2015 at 9:38pm

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