bush in garden

Asked September 18, 2019, 12:59 PM EDT

Hi - I have 4 of these bushes growing garden of a home recently purchased - look planted - 6-7 feet tall...4-5 feet diameter. Thanks

Beltrami County Minnesota

2 Responses

It appears to be common buckthorn, which is, unfortunately, a restricted noxious weed in Minnesota and will need to be removed.

Compare to images here: https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/tree/common-buckthorn
More info from the DNR: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/woody/buckthorn/index.html

I apologize. I believe that my initial identification is incorrect.

This shrub is most likely Cotoneaster, please compare to images here: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=286582&isprofile=0&