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What tree is this?

Posted by renee17 NC (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 25, 12 at 18:01

I'm wondering what kind of tree this is in my backyard:

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RE: What tree is this?

Looks like a Photinia.


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RE: What tree is this?

Thank you!


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RE: What tree is this?

Could also be Florida Anise. Photinia should be bushier than that.


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Florida anise has a completely different flower.


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RE: What tree is this?

purpleinopp hit the nail on the head. As esh_ga said, Florida anise (_Illicium floridanum_) has a completely different flower--dangling, star-shaped, maroon--like a lady's eardrop, with a fragrance like a wet dog--hence its common name: Wet Dog Plant. It's one of my favorite native plants. Ours is abloom as I type.


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RE: What tree is this?

You're welcome. I've been on a "wrong streak" & almost didn't post this one. Agree with donna it's straggly, though. Probably not enough light now that the trees around it have gotten so big. I only notice them in full or nearly-so sun.


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