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Any idea what this is?

Posted by babyjanepa 6 (My Page) on
Sat, May 24, 08 at 9:50

This is one of the plants (tree, vine?) that was here when we purchased our bungalow three years ago. Since we moved from out of the area, we had not seen anything like it before. We have no idea what it is. First I thought it was a vine that had taken over a tree, but I'm pretty sure it's a type of tree. It gets dark blue berries on it, and the birds love it. It's about 12 feet tall. We've asked our neighbors, but no one has any ideas.

Any ideas? Is it native or will it be invasive? Should we kill it and plant something else or just let it be and not worry about what it is.

Here is a link that might be useful: photo

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RE: Any idea what this is?

It's the adult form of Hedera helix, ivy. Plants growing as vines grow tall into trees. They then flower and fruit. The adult foliage doesn't look like the juvenile. If the adult sections are rooted, they subsequently grow like a shrub.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hedera helix adult

RE: Any idea what this is?

-also it won't spread around in your yard like "regular" climbing/creeping ivy does, but all those berries the birds are eating are going somewhere else and sprouting and most likely becoming invasive there.

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