ID nut tree please

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ID nut tree please

Postby gardenlen » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:40 pm

g'day,

friend gave us this nut tree, he says it is round like maybe 1/2 a golf ball, he says it grows tall but narrow spread.

any help please bing search didn't help.

len
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Re: ID nut tree please

Postby pinanga » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:11 pm

Saba Nut or Malabar Chestnut , fast growing .. much confusion and a few different names around for it .
Pachira insignis or aquatica or glabra ?
when its not raining , its dripping off the trees !
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Re: ID nut tree please

Postby gardenlen » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:03 am

many thanks,

yes lots of confusion especially as i have to work out if i can even plant it in our property.

have height variations fro 10 meters to 20 meters (60 feet) and canopy spread of up to 10 meters.

in my mind the smithy stands under the spreading chestnut tree. seems in dry climes it stays smaller in tropics different.

any answers on its stature please?

tia

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Re: ID nut tree please

Postby Pam » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:28 am

Len, when I lived at Maryborough, a friend had what I took to be a mature one. From memory it was probably about 5 or 6 metres, with a similar spread.
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Re: ID nut tree please

Postby gardenlen » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:18 am

thanks pam,

still a reasonable sized tree and as yet maybe still growing though somewhat slowly.

we have good soil here brown and red type clayey loams on top of red volcanic clay, plants all grow fast and very healthy, they only plants having a problem is the pumpkins even after the addition of dolomite, we apparently have patches of higher acid soils, some pineapple tops we planted went yellow, and after dolomite greened up but this issue is not over all, and with out extensive PH testing grids across the block we find it by accident. we have 2 palms a cotton and a yellow lattan not doing very well though it is dry.

this time around we do have a bit of a view, so from what you say we think we have a spot.

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