Help identifying a plant (bush)

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Help identifying a plant (bush)

Postby jerryshenk » May 10, 2013 12:08 pm

Does anybody know what this is?

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IMAG0119 by jerryshenk, on Flickr

We've lived here for about 3 years. This is in an overgrown area that I believe was once a garden. It's an area with filtered sunlight - big, nicely spaced nut trees mostly. There are about 5 or 6 of these plants. It seems like 3 were originally planted. Based on other factors, I would expect that they were planted over 20 years ago, probably 30 or so.

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Re: Help identifying a plant (bush)

Postby viktoria » May 10, 2013 5:20 pm

Looks like a honeysuckle.

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Re: Help identifying a plant (bush)

Postby jerryshenk » May 10, 2013 10:24 pm

Honeysuckle? Pink? wow, I'll look into that...quite surprised!
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Re: Help identifying a plant (bush)

Postby Tigger » May 11, 2013 10:02 pm

Lonicera sempervirens, if you haven't found that. Native to our region.
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Re: Help identifying a plant (bush)

Postby jerryshenk » May 13, 2013 8:09 am

They are currently in a rather abandoned, shady area. The flowers are small...smaller than any of the example images I could find...probably .5-.75" vs. 1.5-2" in. That may be because of general neglect (lack of pruning and competing weeds) and the fact that they don't get enough sun. Is that a reasonable idea? Also, these ones I the stores might be newer, more flashy hybrid varieties also.

I'll have to see what kind of fruit they produce and give them a little TLC and see what they look like next year. Might even try to propagate a few new ones and plant them in a sunny area and see what they do.
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