Gardening Help?

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  1. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Does anyone know what kind of tree this is? It’s on our business property.
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    It has what appears to be shoots coming up around the trunk, but they look like weeds. I tried digging a small one out with a spade, but I barely budged it.
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    I decided to clip them off close to the ground. Is this a mistake? I am assuming that they will grow back??

    Here are the close ups of the leaves. The first one is from the tree, and the second one is from the shoots.

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  2. schmee

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    Looks a bit like a Purple Weeping Beech I bought a couple years ago. But not 100% on that. The purple leaves looks right.
     
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    Do you get to drive the golf cart?
     
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    You bet! Weeeeeeeeee….that’s the best part!:D
     
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  5. peteycaster

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    They're suckers that grow from the trees roots. Just break them off. More will grow so it's probably something you'll have to do regularly. It won't hurt the tree.
     
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    Purple plum?
     
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    Spray some 30% vinegar/water/salt solution on those suckers and they probably won't come back. Will not hurt the tree either
     
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    Like others have said, those are "suckers" growing out from the roots.....just cut 'em off at ground level. I've had several trees (crape myrtle and Bradford Pear) that do that. Plan on repeating periodically. It's a pain, but won't hurt tree.....and they look messy. ;)
     
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    Does it flower? Looks reminiscent of a flowering crab but it's been 40 years since I lived up north.
     
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    Spray after cutting rhem off, yes.
     
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    Thanks for all of your replies thus far.
     
  12. Milspec

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    Judging by my backyard at the moment, there is nothing you could do to stop them from growing back. Trust me, they are tougher than you, they will keep coming back until you wish they would stop.
     
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    I finally cut down an olive tree because the sucker problem got totally out of hand, nothing kept them from growing back worse each time. The tree was messy anyway & blocked my mountain view. The stump is like iron and a neighbor with a rental stump grinder backed off after a few minutes of trying for fear he'd have to pay for repairs.

    The suckers kept growing from the stump for a couple years.
     
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    Purple plum sounds pretty good. Trees that sucker excessively are usually sick or stressed. Judging from the limited soil around the tree, that is quite likely.

    I find this app to be helpful.

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    My guess is a plum. Maybe a Newport.

    The root sprouts might be coming from below the graft.

    The color difference.

    Cut the sprouts to the ground, no problem.

    KFan planted this tree just to bug you. I'm almost sure of it.;)
     
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    No, I don’t remember it flowering.

    But, working on the tree again today, I discovered its fruit.

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    Crab
     
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