Does anyone know what kind of tree or bush this is?

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Does anyone know what kind of tree or bush this is? It's growing in a planter, which makes me think I may have planted last fall.
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  • Nancy Parisi Nancy Parisi on Mar 28, 2017
    I agree
  • Ironhorse68450 Ironhorse68450 on Mar 27, 2017
    i know it's not poison ivy....have seen it, suffered from it, and sprayed it with roundup!!
  • Sherry Slape Sherry Slape on Mar 27, 2017
    squirrels like to deposit the acorns in planters....and everywhere else, too, for that matter.
  • Gan12555030 Gan12555030 on Mar 27, 2017
    It's and oak tree seedling
  • Ironhorse68450 Ironhorse68450 on Mar 27, 2017
    I googled Burr Oak...cuz we have lot of those...it's not that. I'd like to know what kind of oak (which it prob. is.)
  • Kim S Kim S on Mar 27, 2017
    It just so happens that I planted some oak seeds last fall, but I didn't recognize the leaf! I believe its a red oak and in a 100 years it should look like this.
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    • Sean Sean on May 06, 2017
      I always wanted to visit England and Ireland and other parts of Europe...we have a lot of nice oaks around here. The town I live in was founded at what we call The Junction, it's where the Choctawhatchee and Pea Rivers come together...at the Junction, there is a HUGE Live Oak tree (I'm pretty sure it is a "True" Live Oak, there are a few species of oaks that people tend to miscall Live Oaks). I am not sure how they dated it exactly, but they claim it would have been there during the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Ironhorse68450 Ironhorse68450 on Mar 27, 2017
    Oh Kim!! I am so very happy ..the leaf looks like the last one!! Now..what do I do? I want to plant it in the ground..but where, as we have MANY trees!! I grew up with a beautiful red oak in our back yard!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!
    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 27, 2017
      Honesty no I would discard it. I have them to just could not distinguis the leaf. I discard them as they run rapid in my woodsy garden.
  • Ironhorse68450 Ironhorse68450 on Mar 27, 2017
    Janet, I just can't...it made it this far! I am a person that has a VERY hard time throwing away even plant cuttings!! I just guess I love plants....something I inherited from my father.
  • Kim S Kim S on Mar 28, 2017
    I would wait until it gets as big as it can in the pot before transplanting it. If you don't have a sunny spot for it, give it to a friend!
  • Janet Seiber Janet Seiber on Mar 28, 2017
    I also came on to tell you that it is an oak that came from an acorn that was probably deposited in your pot by a squirrel. We live near a park and after the acorns fall, the squirrel's bury them in our yard. We were also getting black walnuts until the neighbor with the tree had it cut down.

    Before you decide to plant it, research the type of oak it is and see if it is one that is considered a nuisance. Keep in mind that once it starts producing, the dropped acorns can become missiles when run over by a mower.

    If you're sure you want to keep it, you can bury the pot with the tree in it to start out. Once the roots are established you'll have a better chance of surviving when you replant it.
  • Betty Miller Betty Miller on Mar 28, 2017
    Keep in pot for a year maybe of till it out grows the pot. Don't think it would survive transplanting now. If you look around you probably have lots of these last year acorns were plentiful. They are not a fast growing trees. Will take several years until it becomes a tree to survive on its own.
  • Deana Spearman Deana Spearman on Mar 29, 2017
    either a red oak or some berry bush tree
    more oak
    wait u til next year and plant it.

  • Gerri silecchia Gerri silecchia on Mar 29, 2017
    Wow..... read all the above replies but my first thought was POINSETTIA.....
  • Sandra Richardson Sandra Richardson on Mar 29, 2017
    looks like the leaves of a poinsettia
    • Tommi L. Perkins Tommi L. Perkins on Mar 31, 2017
      Poinsettias are tropical plants. They would never live anywhere where the temperature falls below 50 degrees at night. They grow huge and wild in rain forests in tropical climates.
  • Linda Meredith Linda Meredith on Mar 29, 2017
    You could also plant it in a corner of a bed till it matures more. That way it's safe. I've done this with rose of Sharon, maples. It will take it quite awhile before it needs moved. A few years.
  • Ironhorse68450 Ironhorse68450 on Mar 29, 2017
    Thank you Linda. I will keep growing it ( I know it's a red maple now)..it's in the pot with (imagine this..(.snake plants/mother in laws tongue!) I will re-pot it when it gets bigger....again, THANK YOU!!
  • Cheryl stanley Cheryl stanley on Mar 30, 2017
    it is a sawtooth oak tree. they put acorns out every other year.


  • Carolyn Martin Carolyn Martin on Mar 30, 2017
    It is an oak tree. It probably came from an acorn that fell into your pot.
  • Linda Linda on Mar 30, 2017
    Almost looks like poison ivy, not oak. Oak points are more rounded
  • Ironhorse68450 Ironhorse68450 on Mar 30, 2017
    Thanks Anne!! I plan on doing just that!! Even tho we will prob never get to see it in all it's glory....someone will!!!!
  • Joy Day Joy Day on Mar 31, 2017
    It looks like a Pin Oak tree! I have one in my yard!

  • 15917513 15917513 on Mar 31, 2017
    oak

  • Karen Berry Karen Berry on Mar 31, 2017
    It is a Pin Oak tree. The leaves are narrower than a Red Oak and come to a point.
    It certainly is NOT Poison Ivy, leaves of three, let them be. The side leaves look like right and left handed mittens.
  • Lmo12157167 Lmo12157167 on Mar 31, 2017
    It is a juvenile pin oak. Trees frequently look different from mature trees when young. If you want to keep the tree please plant it now as the previous suggestion will all damage the seedling. Oaks have tap roots and they need soil depth to develop properly. Remember that roots grow more rapidly than tops and are three time the area of the the visible plant.
  • Lillie DeWitt Lillie DeWitt on Mar 31, 2017
    Most of the time the dirt you buy has pieces of trees, weeds, grass,etc., all chipped in together. Depending where it's from where it's sat and what got chipped into the dirt you bought. I've had MANY different , mostly weeds, come back from my flower beds, boxes and hanging planters. Then of course we all have birds that love to leave surprises for us also, along with the squirrels and other animals that eat and void everywhere😀
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Apr 01, 2017
    I'm not sure if you're aware of this this but google has a photo search where you can right click on the photo and choose the option to match the pic. (not sure of the exact wording) That should bring up a lot of similar photos and you should find one or more clickable to a page talking about the item. I'm pretty sure that you have to use Google's Chrome browser because it's not working on Windows Edge (that I'm using now). If you don't have Chrome, you can do a search, download it, install it, and use it when ever you want in place of or in addition to what ever browser you're using now on a PC. Don't know about Apple products. Hope that helps. Good luck! :)
  • Bettie Bettie on Apr 02, 2017
    Looks like red oak to me deffinely Not poison ivy
  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Apr 03, 2017
    This works anywhere. .just put in YOUR/Plants location...


  • Dun2818945 Dun2818945 on Apr 07, 2017
    It looks like a pin oak
  • Just peachy Just peachy on May 08, 2017
    What ever trees your neighbor has that has acorns or walnut type seeds. I get random ones all over, potted plants and garden beds. They usually steal my tulip bulbs and plant some type of walnut on its place. Gotta love squirrels!
  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Aug 31, 2021

    is it poison ivy ?