Lastly, tree identification.

immobilus(9a)February 3, 2013

Can someone identify this tree? I think it's a sweet acacia, but its huge and saves me a lot of air conditioning in summer. I want another on the aouth side of my house but not sure exactly what it is. See photo. It was nearly dead when I first moved in in 2011 but grew veraciously once I started landscaping and watering the soil. (I think it's the tree robbing water from my oleanders.)

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Looks like an African sumac.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 11:33AM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

This is African sumac. Check it out and see if it's not your tree as plstqd suggests. It's definitely not sweet acacia.

Here is a link that might be useful: African sumac

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 1:48PM
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Certainly looks like it. I think my house was built (2007) on the site of a former house fire because part of the tree is still scorched. It puts out suckers like crazy - but the tree is beautiful and when you break the branches or cut the leaves it has the most beautiful 'lemony' scent. Thanks for identifying it!

I highly recommend it for those looking for good desert shade trees!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 11:48PM
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