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SOLVED: ID this please


Someone chopped this back before we got here in May 2012.

At far right just below center you can see one dead looking stock. There were several.

I'm referring to the dark leafed (limb up the side of wall) and one running also across the picture above center. It is growing like mad but I find no flowers.

Shoots come up and are maybe 6' long resembling a rose bush, but no pickers of any kind.

There are stringy shoots coming off the stems similar to pole beans growing up strings.

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Brunswick, GA

It does look like a climbing rose, and there are varieties with few or now thorns, but I can't say exactly which without seeing the flowers. I'd expect it to grow quite large and eventually flower this summer.

Rolesville, NC(Zone 7b)

Maybe Rosa banksiae. It's nearly thornless and only blooms in the spring.

Groveland, FL

it looks like a fortuniana rose rootstock that is often used to graft other roses onto.


I'll watch this plant for a season.
Thank you all.


I've posted pictures of this plant that survived the freeze. They also may not give a clue, but you can see how this thing grew since May of 2012. That's when I discovered the chopped back canes upon removel of some horseweed.

Do you still think it a rose of sorts? If a rose, when to prune for the coming 2013 season?

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Municipality of Murr, PA

Hi resort2me,
To me, this plant resembles a Buddleia davidii in form and the leaves. However if it is a Buddleia, also called a "Butterfly Bush", it really was hacked and seems like the plants beneath it are choking it out. (Also spelled Buddleja)
Buddleia davidii is a popular landscape plant, blooms in summer through frost at the tips of the branches and the leaves do persist over the winter in your area. It blooms on new wood, which means that you would prune it in very early spring to force new shoots, something that the previous owners might have tried to do.
Some of the cultivars are well behaved and some are rangy and sprawling. You could even have a wild-seeded plant, because it is placed so close to your wall.
Buddleias are considered invasive in some areas, and deer ignore it.

Rolesville, NC(Zone 7b)

Nope, not Buddleia but still not sure if it's definitely a rose.

Try this, hold a piece of paper behind one of those shoots while you take the picture. I think that second shot could have been a good one if it was in focus. The paper will help with that. I think the leaves I'm seeing are divided into five leaflets. If that's the case it could be a rose indeed.

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)


Cut a stem.

Bring it inside.

Take clear photos of all its parts.

ID to follow...

Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

Are there any thorns on this plant? Another suggestion, maybe, Gelsemium sempervirens


There were two plants. I separated and transplanted them.

Looks like Yellow Lady Banks Rose, Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'

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