Does anyone know what kind of tree or bush this is?
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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Sherry Slape on Mar 27, 2017
When in doubt, ask GOOGLE
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 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.
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 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 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! :)