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Shrub/Tree ID help in zone 8b  RSS feed

 
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Southeast AL.

Current photos. Neither blooming right now, not sure if they do. Previous owner of this property had been keeping them cut back and I had continued that til this season I wanted to see what they would do. All help appreciated!

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My guess:

Elm and Sassafras.

I wouldn't bet any money on my guess. The leaf I'm saying is a Sassafras is somewhat non standard. It should look like a catchers mitt, sort of the shape of Michigan.

 
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The first plant is a Mulberry and the second might be Groundsel tree, not too familiar with that plant.
 
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Definitely mulberry and "groundsel tree" or Baccharis.  The mulberry is most likely a seedling white mulberry, which will have small white or darker fruit for a short season in early summer, once the trees get tall enough.  You might be able to graft some better variety onto them, but you will have to police the suckers which will always be trying to take over from it.  Both of these are often thought of as weed trees (or shrub, in the case of the Baccharis) and will be difficult to be rid of completely.
 
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