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Post  Wyldflower on 7/5/2010, 11:24 pm

Anyone have an idea what this shrub is? The berries look like currants, about 1/4" and there were little pink flowers in the spring. The leaves don't look like the leaves of currants that I found in a google search, though.

I've only been in this house for a little over a year, and this is a 'mystery plant' that's well established right next to the front porch the plant is about 10 feet tall, and judging by the main trunk, it may have been planted when the house was new in 1949.

It desperately needs pruning (I chopped off dead branches, but didn't do much more than that). Last year there was no fruit... this year, there is... incidentally the same state of affairs for the apple tree in the back yard... no fruit last year, this year, lots - but they are falling off, probably because I need to fertilize it.

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

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Post  bullfrogbabe on 7/6/2010, 8:56 pm

Some sort of honeysuckle bush. Paired leaves and berries are typical of this family.
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Post  Wyldflower on 7/6/2010, 9:18 pm

Thanks! That agrees with what another friend was telling me.... and the little pink flowers do have the right shape (don't have any pics of the flowers). I had only seen honeysuckle vine, so I had no clue that there were shrub varieties.
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Post  milaneyjane on 7/7/2010, 11:22 am

Honeysuckle. My daughter just had a girl scout camp with a wonderful woman who walked us all over and identified any plant or tree that we pointed to and told us how the pioneers used them, LOL!
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Post  Wyldflower on 7/7/2010, 11:29 am

@milaneyjane wrote:Honeysuckle. My daughter just had a girl scout camp with a wonderful woman who walked us all over and identified any plant or tree that we pointed to and told us how the pioneers used them, LOL!

Okay... that's the next question... how is this plant useful? I know it attracts bees and hummingbirds (though I haven't seen any of the birds).
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Post  camprn on 7/7/2010, 11:57 am

For me it is useful in the landscape as a flowering shrub. The fruit is attractive, though I believe that it is not for human consumption. I like the fact that it attracts bees and birds to my yard. I just moved into this house in October and have found a variety of honeysuckle in various places on the property; they all are needing serious pruning to bring them to a state that I find attractive in the landscape.
Maybe Bonnie would know of any healing properties of the parts of this plant.
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