Tree identification help

rwikiNovember 3, 2013

Hi,

I moved into a new community and I'm trying to identify the tree varieties that were planted. One I am pretty sure is a young oak tree. The other, I have no idea. Any assistance you all can share would be appreciated. I have attached an image of the first tree.

Thanks,
Rich

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gardenbysarasota

I'm almost positive that this is a pitch apple small leaf
variety (clusia rosea). Most of the time in my part of florida this is grown near the coast as a shrub. I have 3 of them growing in my garden. There is a tree variety also that will really only grow in South Florida that has a more jagged leaf and is much less hardy to cold snaps.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 6:57PM
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wallisadi

"Pitch Apple" or "Autograph Tree." Cool small tree!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 7:01PM
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morningloree(9b)

I agree it sure looks like a Clusia, you can put your initials in a leaf, which is why it's called an autograph tree.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 7:19PM
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rwiki

Thank you all so much for your help. Now here's tree #2.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 9:34PM
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rwiki

I wanted to mention that I think it's an oak.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 9:47PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

I have a few of those (if I'm right). I think its called a Laural Oak. Gets very big!

Jane

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 10:43PM
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starryrider(9)

The oak is way too close to the house. Thats a bad place to be as it gets bigger.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 6:44AM
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rwiki

If it is in fact an oak that is why I was asking. It definitely needs to be moved. Thanks.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 8:05AM
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