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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Help! What is this tree that bees love?

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TNBEE
Algood, TN

July 9, 2013
10:23 AM

Post #9592935

I have this tree with tiny flowers that honeybees love! I would like to find out what it is so I can plant more of them. Any help would be appreciated!

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


July 9, 2013
11:41 AM

Post #9593001

It reminds me so much of our native Frangula purshiana (Cascara) http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2106/ including the bloom, pronounced venation on the leaves, etc. I'd suspect you have something closely related.

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ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

July 9, 2013
5:29 PM

Post #9593393

Compare with Rhamnus caroliniana - which probably has a rename by now...yes indeed.

Frangula caroliniana...and the images match yours pretty well.


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TNBEE
Algood, TN

July 23, 2013
2:55 PM

Post #9609789

Thanks so much!! The Rhamnus caroliniana does appear to be what this tree is. Now I can get more for my bees!!

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