Plant/tree IDs please!
Could you please identify the following two plants for me? The first is a plant that develops a woody trunk, has green leaves with a dark purple/black underside and has subtle pink flowers later in the year. in my garden they have grown to about 7 feet tall but are cut back or killed off by cold weather. Is it a weed or a keeper?
The next two photos are of a common, very invasive tree. It has an evergreen leaf some with holly like serrations. New little trees spring up almost as I watch! Some of the more mature trees are about 20 feet tall. What is it and should I try to eradicate it or learn to live with it?