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Old 03-18-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Broward County
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Default Need help in identifying this plant/flower that has is about to bloom. Pic inside !

Moved into our new home and this was sitting on our back porch. When we first moved in, it was about to die. With a lot of TLC and water...it is now getting ready to bloom. Can anyone tell me what it is ?

Thanks !
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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It almost reminds me of a honeysuckle of some kind. I would love to see a picture of it once it blooms, I bet it will be gorgeous.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I think it's a Fringetree, aka Chionanthus.

If it is, I'd take it out of that pot and put it in the ground eventually. They make beautiful large shrubs/smalltrees. Very fragrant.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/c...irginicus.html
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: San Diego, Ca
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It almost reminds me of a honeysuckle of some kind. I would love to see a picture of it once it blooms, I bet it will be gorgeous.
I agree. It does look just like a Honeysuckle.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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I would agree on fringe tree. Chionanthus virginicus. They have a wonderful smell. They bloom here in April and May, so it's about time for you in Florida.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Sherwood
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This looks like honeysuckle to me as well. In several states the Japanese honeysuckle are invasive and agressive non-native plants, so you may want to think twice before letting the little guy out of the pot. You can find information on the Dept of Natural resources website that may help to more closely identify the plant: Japanese Honeysuckle - Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests - A Field Guide for Identification and Control
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I want the bird
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Fringe Tree. I can even see one of the black berried on the picture above.

Basswood

Honeysuckle has shiny black berries in the fall, not matte black.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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This looks like honeysuckle to me as well. In several states the Japanese honeysuckle are invasive and agressive non-native plants, so you may want to think twice before letting the little guy out of the pot. You can find information on the Dept of Natural resources website that may help to more closely identify the plant: Japanese Honeysuckle - Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests - A Field Guide for Identification and Control
Japanese honeysuckle is a vine, I have it everywhere.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Japanese honeysuckle is a vine, I have it everywhere.
I was going to say that if that is a honeysuckle, I would leave it in the pot or you could be in for a heap of trouble.
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