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Please help identify a tree.

Posted by winsorw 8 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 16, 11 at 17:22

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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RE: Please help identify a tree.

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


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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.


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  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 17, 11 at 11:13

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


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RE: Please help identify a tree.

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.


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Yes, that is St. John's Wort.


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Thank you larry_gene.


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  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 25, 11 at 10:47

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.

Hypericum calycinum
Showing rust.

Hypericum calycinum

Mike


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