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Postby Lise » Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:53 pm

Can anyone tell me from this photo what this poor little neglected tree is? My neighbour gave it to me in a pot. I have planted it in a rcih black soil and given it some cow manure. I'm hoping to bring it back to life, but we don't know what it is.

[url]http://community.webshots.com/photo/206995311/2714288660012238068udcwEB[/url]
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Postby Sam » Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:43 pm

Welcome, Lise!

You might want to have a look at Damien's wonderful tutorial on posting photos.

I had to cut and paste the url to view yours.

Having said that, the tree looks soooo familiar but I cannot think for the life of me what it is.

I'm sure someone else will, though!

I look forward to finding out myself now!
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
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Postby Pokie » Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:53 pm

Same as Sam! Cant think of the name but know it...
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Postby Ace » Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:21 pm

I dont know, those leaves look familiar. Matt
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Postby Lise » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:09 pm

Well folks, I think I answered my own question. Another neighbour over the back fence has a Loquat tree. The leaves are extremely similar. I guess I'll find out when it starts producing, if it does.
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Postby Pokie » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:36 pm

Really? I thought their leaves were darker... :)
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Postby Spider Lily » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:07 pm

Hi Lise,
I can't seem to get the photos up but if it is a loquat tree it takes them about 5 years before they bear fruit.
At work we have 2 loquat trees that we think got there by birds dropping seeds from the neighbour's garden. The one that is about 5 years has fruited for the first time and we can't wait till it ripens. The 3 year old tree is still little. The neighbours tree was always full of fruit until they chopped it down this year.
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Postby Luzy » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:25 pm

Hi Lise,

At first I thought that the leaves on your tree had several lobes and that the tree looked deciduous - possibly some kind of nut.

But, if it is a loquat (and on closer inspection they might all be individual leaves) it looks very sad on it :cry: . But loquats are also very tough!

I'd say to nurse it along until it starts getting it's healthy, dark green look back again (they are evergreen) - just maybe a bit of week Seasol weekly until it feels better. Apparently, citrus food is good for (healthy) loquats and they don't like lime.

It's a very yummy fruit - hope it recovers for you! :D
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