Hi all, Last weekend we were strolling through the woods when we came across a few (about 5) small saplings grouped fairly close together, all the same species. I looked up to see if the parent tree was nearby, but the only trees in that area are Quercus (oaks), Fagus (beech), Acer (Maple), Sassafras, Cercis (redbud), Nyssa (Tupelo) and Cornus (dogwood). I thought maybe this was Oxydendrum (sourwood), but the leaves do not match very well, no hairs, different buds and I crushed one of the leaves and it does not have a sour smell at all. Now I am not sure if this is a tree, but perhaps a bush. None of them were growing straight, and with such a crooked growth habit I doubt they would get very large. All of them are about the same height of about 1/2 meter. They are growing in mostly shaded woods at the very top of a hill. any ideas?