Does anyone recognize this?

phxphun(Phoenix Arizona Zone 9)July 25, 2008

Can anyone tell me what the large tree with yellow blooms in the background is?

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murmanator

The link is not working (for me anyway)

    Bookmark   July 25, 2008 at 6:37PM
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phxphun(Phoenix Arizona Zone 9)

I'm not sure what I did wrong with the link. It works if I click on it from a computer that has already been there once. But if I click it from a computer that has never been to it before, it doesn't work.

Anyway, I'll try a link to the page containing it (rather than the photo itself). It's the first photo on this page. If you click on the photo you will get a larger image.

Here is a link that might be useful: Large tree with yellow flowers

    Bookmark   July 26, 2008 at 3:47PM
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aztreelvr

It's pretty hard to tell. Some trees with yellow flowers that grow well in our low desert are:
Yellow Oleander (Thevetia peruviana)
Mexican Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia mexicana)
Golden Shower Tree (Cassia fistula)
Tipu (Tipuana tipu)

More choices can be found at the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert

    Bookmark   July 30, 2008 at 12:32PM
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phxphun(Phoenix Arizona Zone 9)

Thanks aztreelvr. Yes, it is hard to tell from that photo. It's interesting how the flowers appear to be in clumps, as opposed to spread evenly around the whole tree.

Thanks for the suggestions and the helpful link. That Cassia fistula is beautiful! I'll look into that one.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2008 at 9:42PM
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aztreelvr

I forgot to include the Cascalote (Caesalpinia cacalaco) on the list. It blooms from October through February with spikes of yellow flowers. The blooms are slightly fragrant and attract hummingbirds. Some trees have thorns and a new cultivar from Mountain States Wholesale Nursery is thornless.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cascalote

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 12:33PM
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phxphun(Phoenix Arizona Zone 9)

The Cascalote is very nice. I just sent an email to Mountain States requesting the name of a retail nursery that may have one. Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 11:25AM
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phxphun(Phoenix Arizona Zone 9)

aztreelvr - Unfortunately, Mountain States tells me they're sold out of the Cascalote and will not be able to supply any for quite a while. Have you seen any at any nurseries lately?

    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 2:29PM
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kmvanatten

By the leaves and the flower groups, I would guess Tecoma stans (yellowbells) -- which, surprisingly grows really well here.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2008 at 12:43AM
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phxphun(Phoenix Arizona Zone 9)

Thanks kmvanatten. I didn't know yellowbells got that large. I'll look into them.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2008 at 6:38AM
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mkfairchild

I'm just guessing but I think it's a Cassia but definitely not a Cassia Fistula which has cascading, wisteria like blossoms. (I think if you sent the pic to L.A. County Arboretum, they would give you a definite answer because I believe they have some.) If you ever find a source for a cassia fistula, (not the seeds), I would be interested. Thanks,
mkfairchild

    Bookmark   March 17, 2009 at 2:39AM
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kmvanatten

Sure, could be Cassia leptophylla.. Hadn't thought of that...

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 4:52PM
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trevorspop

Looks like a Lucky Nut to me, or sometimes referred to as a yellow oleander. I currently have one in my backyard that I recently planted, but its only about 4' high atm.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 7:06PM
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