Plant identification... Please help!

Storm18(8)February 28, 2014

We just moved and the garden area is surrounded by mystery plants. Any clue as to what these plants are would be so appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Lynn Marie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaeagnus

Here is a link that might be useful: Elaeagnus

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 7:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Storm18(8)

Not sure why someone would plant this. It is branching out like crazy crowding out a plum tree. I've been pruning it, but I'm not sure it is edible or which species of elaeagnus it is if that's what it is.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 1:11AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
adellabedella_usa

We moved into a new house last year. The landscaper had planted something like ten of those in my flower bed in front of the windows. I couldn't get them out of the garden fast enough. They don't stay close enough to size or shape for very long. The roots are supposed to be aggressive also.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 12:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Well, I love mine, but I have acreage and planted them in a place where size is not a problem. The cardinals nest in them, and twice a year they have the most aromatic blooms.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 1:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Elaeagnus is on the invasive plant list in many states.....Texas, for example. It's a good idea to do a quick search to see if this plant is on that list in your state.

If you've ever helped conduct a parkland cleanup of invasive thugs in your community, you'd never want to contribute to the problem. My suggestion is that you remove the plants, not only for their potential to cause ecological damage but because they are so unsuitable as a landscape ornamental.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 2:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Mine are 22 years old, and I am not so inclined to remove them.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 5:38PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need suggestions for a privacy hedge along my fence line
My backyard is about 3/4 of an acre and our HOA requires...
5995richmond
Changes
This is really different.
loispi
Need weed resistant ground cover
Nutsedge is killing me.
judgebes
WANTED: San Antonio Plant Swap
Mark your calendars: Sat., April 18, 9 am, Rogiers...
loispi
An awesome surprise!
We had made a giant tee pee in the atrium to cover...
ravencajun Zone 8b TX
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™