Tree ID?

catkim(San Diego 10/24)May 5, 2013

Can anyone give me a positive ID on this tree? It is deciduous.

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Possibly Crape Myrtle?

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 10:17PM
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Are those brown pods on that tree,or something else in the background???

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 6:28PM
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melle_sacto(Z9/Sunset 14 CA)

I also think it looks like a Crape Myrtle.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 7:02PM
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Yep. Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica). In addition to the seed pods, the exfoliating bark on the trunk is another definitive clue. Once it blooms this summer, you may want to snip a branch with some leaves and blossoms and take them to a local nursery to see if they can't ID the particular cultivar.


    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 8:23AM
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catkim(San Diego 10/24)

Sorry for the poor photo, I had posted 2, but one disappeared -- yes those are seed pods that have remained on the tree since last summer (I guess).

After doing some google work I think Crape Myrtle is the correct ID. There is also one planted on the street that you can barely see by the bed of the black pickup, then there is a flowering plum and a giant bird of paradise out of frame to the right. Too many trees!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 3:33PM
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