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Strawberry Bush


Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus)

This is a sorta prickly maroon berry that split open to reveal the inner bright red berries (4 in number). Don't know what it is...but i fell in love with the mystery of it! and the colors!!

UPDATE!!

I asked about this in the question section, and due to much help and wisdom found here within GoY have found this info! It is also called the American Spindletree.

I have harvested some seeds, and am going to try to grow it for in a wild section of the garden...deer and birds apparently love this fruit!



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Could be a type of Dogwood (Cornus). Very attractive. :o)

10 Oct, 2009

 

What amazing colours! Isn't nature astonishing? I'm dying to know what this is!
:-)

10 Oct, 2009

 

Beautiful !! Think the aliens have landed in your garden ! lol :-))

10 Oct, 2009

 

It's gorgeous HW, you must find out and let us know. :~))

10 Oct, 2009

 

Healerwitch, I've just posted a photo on my site. Is this the fruit before it split open?

11 Oct, 2009

 

Just an FYI...I have (with the help of GoYers found this plant)...Strawberry bush - Euonymus americanus

Gilli, I responded to the photo...and no it isn't the same.

Now the experiments start!!!! :D

11 Oct, 2009

 

Glad you identified it HW. Good luck with your propagation. Let us know how you go on.
This is also called "Hearts-a-bustin'". LOL

11 Oct, 2009

 

Best of luck HW :-))

11 Oct, 2009

 

I'm glad you found out what it is...and 'Heart's-a-bustin'' is just a brilliant name for it, if a bit gruesome! Amazing looking plant. Can we grow it in the UK????
;-)

11 Oct, 2009

 

I've just checked this out and yep, looks like it'll grow on most soils, is fully hardy, available in the UK, prefers semi-shade but tolerant of just about everything....form a queue, folks!
The seeds aren't strictly speaking poisonous but can cause 'discomfort' if ingested, so probably not one for folk with young children or dogs, then...

I just have to have one of these! Takes 10 > 20 years to mature, though....I'm not sure I have time!

;-)

11 Oct, 2009

 

Of course you have ... HP of Z is ageless !! :-))

11 Oct, 2009

 

Even on Zog we age, Sue....admittedly at a slower rate than earthlings, but even so, as I am now subjected to earth-time, I don't know how much longer....oh, sorry, HW!! Me and Sue were just getting a bit carried away, there! Just ignore us, she's barmy and I'm nuts.

I reckon I might buy one of these and see what happens, I like it such a lot!

;-)

11 Oct, 2009

 

Thought I was nuts ???? :=)))

11 Oct, 2009

 

Okay, Sue...you're nuts and I'm barmy. I got it the wrong way round!!!

;-)
xxx

11 Oct, 2009

 

LOL !! :-))

11 Oct, 2009

 

Don't apologize ladies.....all's fair in love and war as they say...lol

11 Oct, 2009

 

Had a look for one of these at the garden centre today, but no luck!

;-(

11 Oct, 2009

 

Bscott...right down the road is two large shrubs....hundreds of seed!
Tomorrow I go on a seed collecting spree...I have a long property line to cover with these bushes....so I need lots of baby bushes next spring! lol

12 Oct, 2009

 

Ok, HW, here's the plan. If you get a very strong, very long piece of elastic, and construct a catapult, you could put a wee bag of the seeds into it and then get half the inhabitants of Sussex County to pull...and pull...and pull...and then let fly! If you could manage to point trajectory towards Aberdeenshire, that'd be brill! I can then collect said bag of seeds at this end, and I don't think we'd be in breach of any customs and excise laws, would we???
I'll pay for the elastic.....

;-)
xxx

13 Oct, 2009

 

I love it!....We just went out last evening and collected about 24 seed capsules or 96 seeds....and plenty more where they came from, wouldn't be difficult to get more, and that still leaves plenty for the bushes to reseed, and the birdies to eat through the winter!

So how does a large slingshot sound? I thing hubby can make that happen with that 30 ft tall 3 yr old sapling out at the back of the property! To get the right trajectory we need to pull all the way into Maryland...might pick up a few more volenteer pullers on the way!

But ya know this isn't considered an invasive species, so maybe it could just be snail mailed?

13 Oct, 2009



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