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Please identify this tree

Postby Comets_Mum » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:02 pm

I'm not sure if this is a native or not, so sorry if this query is posted in the wrong section. It is growing in the street near our house and has very pretty clusters of blue flowers. Photo attached.

Sat 15th
Tree is approx 5 m high, so definitely not hardenbergia, but the flowers do remind me of it.

Have tried to resize the tree photo and also used cropping but when previewed, the photo is always correct width but depth is chopped off. (Using Paint Shop Pro). Is this a problem with the web software or my monitor? The photo shows the full tree when I try to upload it.
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby bubba louie » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:39 pm

A picture of the whole tree might help.
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby karyn » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:07 pm

It actually looks a bit like hardenbergia, probably H. Violaceae, but that is a climber rather than a tree.
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby guzzigirl » Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:31 am

karyn wrote:It actually looks a bit like hardenbergia, probably H. Violaceae, but that is a climber rather than a tree.


no. I have a hardenbergia and that is not it.
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby jodie 123 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:53 am

I think its a type of robinia
we have one growing here ,with pink flowers but you can get it in other colours ,its also growing as a street tree in a town not far from here
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby bubba louie » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:29 am

jodie 123 wrote:I think its a type of robinia
we have one growing here ,with pink flowers but you can get it in other colours ,its also growing as a street tree in a town not far from here


It certainly does, but I would have thought it wouldn't grow that far north.

We really need more info. A picture of the whole tree and one of where the leaves are placed along the stem.

Are Robinias all deciduous?
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby Comets_Mum » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:49 am

Thanks for the feedback. I have edited my original query this morning, indicating that I am having trouble uploading a full image of the whole tree. Any solutions?
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby Comets_Mum » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:53 am

I'll have another go at uploading and you'll see what I mean.
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby Comets_Mum » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:58 am

Oh!!! Just had to scroll the pic. Sorry, duh.
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby abwal » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:49 pm

Just L click on it and it opens fully,
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby bubba louie » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:39 pm

I can't find a match for it in the Robinias but that's not to say it isn't one.


Is it deciduous?
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby abwal » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:02 am

Do an image search for Sophora secundiflora. It looks a bit like your tree.
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby karyn » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:24 am

That's really pretty. Is it scented?
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby Comets_Mum » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:43 am

I don't think the tree is deciduous, but I hadn't noticed it at all before it flowered. The flowers are very subtle and not really noticeable unless you walk quite close. It is really pretty, but I'll give it the sniff test to see if it has a fragrance tomorrow when I go walking again. My next step is to visit a local nursery, which I probably should have done as my first step ....

(That will teach me to be lazy)
abwal wrote:Do an image search for Sophora secundiflora. It looks a bit like your tree.


I did an image search but couldn't find any to match. Thanks anyway. I''ll let you know when I find out its name.
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Re: Please identify this tree

Postby yebb » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:41 am

I,ve been looking at your photos and it looks very much like a member of the Gmelina genus or native beech/teak.
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