Plant ID

(Question)

This volunteer shrub is growing in my garden. I am hesitant to pull it out before I identify it. Any ideas what it is. See photographs

Thanks

 

(Answer)

Thank you for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners.

It is difficult to make a definitive ID with the information you gave us. I am not sure the size of the plant, how long it has been growing, where it is located and what conditions it is growing under. From the picture I am guessing you may have a native honeysuckle bush, Diervilla lonicera. If this is the case you will have flowers next year which will help make a definitive ID. I have included two links for you to look at and see if this is the plant you have. If not please send us more information as well as a picture that shows more of the plant.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=278946

https://nativeplants.evergreen.ca/search/view-plant.php?ID=00258