Myrtle (snow winter trees ). Photo by Bogon
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Saturday February 16, 2013

Burlington, NC (Current Weather Conditions)


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4. Bogon
7:28 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
Thanks, Chris, there's a lot of useful information there.

It's quite possible that I have been dealing with crape myrtle seedlings and simply never made the connection. I'll make a point to watch more closely this year.

The sweetgum I planted is too young, so far, to manufacture those spiny seed balls. Sweetgum makes a great looking tree, so I'm inclined to let this one go for a while. It's in a location where I'm hoping gumballs won't cause much of a problem.

One of our neighbors just cut down a mimosa, so maybe I won't be seeing that as much from now on.
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3. ChrisAnthemum
2:56 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
Those "berries" are really hard husks for winged seeds and neither are anything birds would eat. I DO remove a lot of crape myrtle seedlings from my garden; any that fall into the lawn are taken care of by the mower. Sweetgum behaves similarly, and that's why I didn't plant any on my property, though there is a seedless variety. Mimosa and locust are other ones that seed around freely, and mimosa in particular grows very rapidly. Red maples we have, but they don't seem to be the problem that those others are. The spiny one I don't know, would have to see a picture, but I know hawthorns make a berry that looks like a miniature apple, which presumably is eaten by birds, since some kinds are marginally edible for humans. So those would have a way to spread as well.
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2. Bogon
2:13 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
I wonder about those berries. Maybe the birds eat them all. Otherwise looks like the yard would be full of newly hatched crape myrtles every year. That's not what happens.

Out of thousands of winged red maple seeds that appear each spring, a few take root. Sweetgum shows up on a regular basis. (I planted one of those, and it has done well.) I've had repeated encounters with a pesky spiny volunteer I tentatively identify as hawthorn. And there is something with a lacy leguminous leaf like locust or mimosa.
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1. BriarCraft
1:09 AM GMT on February 20, 2013
Last year's petrified berries looking nice all dressed up in white lace.
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