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YB
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The wife had me plant this a few years back and we forgot what it is. It is a bush with no flowers.. Look familiar to anyone?

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a102/manchez/IMG_3835.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a102/manchez/IMG_3836.jpg

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Well ...

YB, you got us a stumper!

I'll email you the website and results, but there were questions I couldn't answer even though you provided good pics.

POSSIBLY:

A North American native, may naturalize outside its native range.

Ceanothus cordulatus - whitethorn ceanothus

Cercis canadensis - eastern redbud

Cercis orbiculata - western redbud

Epigaea repens - trailing arbutus

Doesn't flower at all? Not even green seeds like elms, ashes or maples?

What color does it turn in the autumn?

HuH. :puzzled:

Oh, postscript, here's the identification website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/idit.htm

YB
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Got the email, thanks...

I never seen it flower. It just grows and is a bush, not a tree... If I can't identify it I will have to watch it around Fall to see if it does do seeds...

Thanks again for all the Info...

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I'm sure I saw it somewhere

I'm sure I saw it somewhere in my garden
I'll ask my mom later about it

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YB
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Thanks Mod....

I appreciate the effort.

On the "moderator" side I'm going to have to ask you to remove the bar stool link. Advertising isn't allowed.

Thanks.....

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Shrubs

Are really tough to identify. This time not to be confused with a small tree as I noticed all the branches coming out of the ground ... it sure is healthy, whatever it is!

And those leaves are very distinctive ... reminds me of foreign oriental imports that escape to the wild.

Here's a link to plant biology terms that might help:
http://www.rogerstreesandshrubs.com/glossary/

And I only guessed at the leaf thickness, I said thin, but if it's not like a maple leaf thin, but getting toward rhododendron thick, you should do the query again on that website and see if it comes up with anything different.

What kinda goofy plant doesn't flower? Unless they are very small and green brown.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ................

Although I looked at my tree ID book, and the eastern redbud tree has the exact same leaf! So it could be a domestic alteration/graft whatever.

What color does it turn in the autumn?

YB
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You hit it Redmink

After some searching I found pictures of it after you had mentioned Redbud.
Everything matches, the leaf and branch structure. I thought of a bush since it had multiple trunks however the Easter Redbud can have either one or multiple trunks

It has yet to bloom. More searching tells me that if one gets this tree off Arbor Day that it will never bloom. Arbor Day isn't suppose to give out quality products I'm told.

I also read that it takes a few years before these things bloom. It's been about 3 years so I'm hoping for next year.

Thanks again for the help :D

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a--HA

Wow, good thinkin' YB, didn't know about it multiplying itself so well!

Yer welcome, love it when a Mystery is solved.

Perhaps a little manure tea around or outside the roots now before it starts thinking dormancy might help?

YB
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It is suggested

to hold off on that, to much Nitrogen will keep it from blooming as well.
I figure next spring before the season starts I will give it some Bloom booster.. they quit making it but I still got some.. good stuff

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