Please help identify a tree.

winsorw(8)July 16, 2011

Hi,

I saw this small tree (could be just a juvenile one at present) at Soos Creek botanical garden in Auburn. It has a bright green/lime green broad leaves. Does anyone know what it is? (please go to the link below)

Thanks.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/winsorw-garden/?saved=1

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plantknitter(8)

I was going to guess Catalpa before I even went to your link.
Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 8:40PM
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larry_gene

Image 2: Yes, seed pods (Indian bean tree is one common name). The same trees around the block here have grown to near 20 feet in 10 years.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 12:18AM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

I was there on Saturday also. Beautiful garden, isn't it?
Mike

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 11:13AM
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winsorw(8)

Thank you all very much for helping. Now I have to find a nursery that sells it.

Soos Creek botanical garden is a wonderful place, indeed. I hope they'll put name tags for the plants:-)

By the way, can anyone confirm that the shrub in the link below is St. John's wort? I saw it in parking lots of a few malls. If not, what is it?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/winsorw-garden/?saved=1

Thank you so much.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 5:05PM
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larry_gene

Yes, that is St. John's Wort.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 11:52PM
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winsorw(8)

Thank you larry_gene.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 8:39AM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

St John's Wort, Hypericum calycinum, is a tough groundcover that can handle almost anything but a shady bog. It is sometimes subject to a rust that can make it look bad.
I have a bit of St. John's Wort located in the hottest, sunniest, driest, thin soiled, part of my property and it's doing fine, even under some Doug Firs. One patch, no more. I mow it every few years.
Spreads by runners only. Suitable for malls and parking strips that get a lot of abuse. Not for a well loved cottage garden.


Showing rust.

Mike

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 10:47AM
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