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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    09 / 29 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Northeast

  • State

    Connecticut

  • Posted by

    ccooper

Notes:

It resembles myrtle in size and growth but is wrapping around my trees in an area that has been undisturbed for 50 or more years. Do I pull it out? There is also myrtle in this woodland and I’d like to encourage the myrtle instead. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Comments

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Much appreciated for the feed back! Plants usually look similar to me at the first glance. Your clear photos helped me tracked down the correct plant quickly!

    October 6th, 2015 at 9:41am

  • ccooper Leaf Lover says:

    Euonymus fortunei it is. You are so terribly kind to take time to identify this for me. Out it goes!

    October 2nd, 2015 at 5:28pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Maybe Euonymus fortunei or one of its cultivars, commmon names; winter creeper aka climbing spindle-tree. Myrtle (vincar minor) is more like ground cover while E fortunei can climb up to trees top. If this is E. euonymus, pull it fast. It is considered one of the invasive plants. http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/pubs/midatlantic/eufo.htm

    October 2nd, 2015 at 2:20pm

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