Help Me ID This Tree/Shrub?

Blossoms.

Blossoms.

If you could, help me id this tree that we spotted in the woods in NE Okla. this evening while out hunting morels and digging wild strawberries.  It was in full bloom, the bees and pollinators of all sorts were all over it.

Leaves.

Leaves.

Trunks.

Trunks.

Trunk close up.

Trunk close up.

Cuttings.

Cuttings.

Cuttings.

Cuttings.

This tree smells a lot like honeysuckle but it’s definitely not a vine. I would suspect it would be more of a shrub if it weren’t so deep in the under story having to reach and all.  I hope I can get it to take root so we can put it to work attracting pollinators to our permaculture designs.

Well, that’s about all I got, take it easy.

Pa

5 thoughts on “Help Me ID This Tree/Shrub?

  1. Sorry I can’t help you ID this tree, but, I’ll bet the hummingbirds love feeding on that long necked bell shaped flower.
    Good luck on Identifying this tree.

  2. Robin, ding ding ding, you are correct, as it turns out it is a Border Privet. Apparently they were imported from asia and are now listed as an invasive species because they will take over if not kept in check. Like I said though, I plan to put it right in amongst my garden/orchard and use it as an attractant for pollinators. I’m pretty handy with the pruning shears.

    • Thanks for your trying to help us figure it out. Now we recognize it everywhere. Funny how it’s so easy to overlook things right under your nose. I hear Privet is a great substitution for bamboo when making trellises and whatnot. Will have to try it I’m thinking. Ma

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