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mystery bush

Does anyone know if this is a tree or bush? It just appeared a few years ago and I didn't cut it because the flowers are pretty. Any help would be appreciated.

Flowers appear early May
  • Amber Eames
    Amber Eames Greenville, SC
    on May 18, 2014

    I'm pretty sure that's a Honeysuckle vine. It can grow into a large shrub if not trimmed.

  • Kathy Martin- Sease
    Kathy Martin- Sease Shady Grove, PA
    on May 18, 2014

    White honeysuckle bush

  • Kate Howell
    Kate Howell Overland Park, KS
    on May 18, 2014

    It will grow like crazy. So, make sure you trim it back. The flowers will be plentiful

  • Jamala W
    Jamala W Whitmire, SC
    on May 18, 2014

    It looks like Honeysuckle...and it smells wonderful

  • Michelle Van Horn
    Michelle Van Horn Saint Louis, MI
    on May 18, 2014

    honey suckle hummers and butterflies love it

  • Mechele Perkins
    Mechele Perkins Marion, VA
    on May 19, 2014


  • Amy Connor
    Amy Connor Florissant, MO
    on May 19, 2014

    Oh good!

  • Leslie Council
    Leslie Council El Paso, TX
    on May 19, 2014

    I dunno that's kind of big to me for honeysuckles, could be - my lemon and lime trees look like that!

  • Carole
    Carole Australia
    on May 19, 2014

    I too think immediately of Honeysuckle when I see the flowers on it.

  • Julie Johnson
    Julie Johnson Cloverdale, IN
    on May 19, 2014

    Honeysuckle. If it came up on its own, it very likely is an Asian species which will also make it invasive. Amur honeysuckle is a big problem in central Indiana and gets very large, choking out our native plants.

  • Leslie Long
    Leslie Long Bowling Green, FL
    on May 19, 2014

    I agree. It's a honeysuckle. Technically a shrub/bush but will become tree-like when left to grow on it's own. Enjoy it :)

  • Lona Doba
    Lona Doba Farmington, MI
    on May 19, 2014

    I agree it's some type of honeysuckle and it grows prolifically. Will also grow like a vine across a fence. It does smell wonderful and it kills me that since I had sinus surgery I've lost most of my sense of smell and have to stick my nose in a blossom to smell it at all.

  • Sharon @ mrs. hines class
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class Spring, TX
    on May 19, 2014

    that's what I know to be honeysuckle too.

  • Stephanie Volkert
    Stephanie Volkert Puyallup, WA
    on May 19, 2014

    Yep. Honeysuckle.

  • Becky roberts
    Becky roberts Chattanooga, TN
    on May 19, 2014

    It's honeysuckle all rightT

  • Better Outdoor Living at Home
    Better Outdoor Living at Home Columbus, OH
    on Jun 21, 2014

    It appears to be a honeysuckle shrub, and some can grow tall as the one in the photo. There are 2 types of honeysuckle - shrub or vine. We had a honeysuckle vine in our yard when we were growing up, and it became so entwined in the decorative metal fence it was growing on that if you had wanted to remove the honeysuckle vine, you would have had to remove the fence, too! I think the shrub version is much more attractive - and less maintenance than the vine. ~M

  • Lee Cunningham Green
    Lee Cunningham Green North Fort Myers, FL
    on Sep 6, 2014

    It is a honeysuckle for sure, Love them actually haven't seen any in Florida.

  • Sharon @ mrs. hines class
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class Spring, TX
    on Apr 13, 2017

    Definitely honeysuckle!

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