Plant ID forum: young tree

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jan 14, 2013 6:58 AM CST
I may not have enough images handy to ID this one, but I'd still like to try. Smiling

Has been growing happily in slow-draining soil for two years.

Zone 5b, northeastern Indiana.

Leaves are very large in relation to the rest of the plant and hold well into winter. Leaves do not appear to show any appreciable autumn color change.

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The plant was sent to me as a flowering tree, but I can't find a match for it... Shrug!


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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jan 14, 2013 7:37 AM CST
Possibly a Mulberry, Morus species?

http://www.forestryimages.org/browse/TaxThumb.cfm?fam=310&ge...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jan 14, 2013 9:08 AM CST
The closest I have found is Tilia Americana, the base of the leaf doesn't look unequal but the leaf veins appear to match, and your second photo I think shows paler underneaths on the top leaves.

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?...

http://www.meridian.k12.il.us/middle%20school/student_work/k...

Your tree is young which often vary to mature trees ..

Autumn Foliage

poor fall color
green or yellowish
late season foliage can develop a brown cast


http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/t/tilame/tilame1.html

http://ohiodnr.com/forestry/trees/bass_amr/tabid/5335/Defaul...


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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jan 14, 2013 9:19 AM CST
There's also Tilia heterophylla which is a synonym of Tilia americana var. heterophylla ..

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2522340

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/you...

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jan 14, 2013 9:50 AM CST
I'd bet that's it, Janet. (Tilia heterophylla)

In which case, it'll have to be moved. I placed it in an area suitable for a tall shrub, or a very diminutive tree. Hilarious! Basswood certainly is not that!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If I had left it there too long it would have caused definite problems!
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jan 14, 2013 9:55 AM CST
It was supposed to be a Witch Hazel. Whistling
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jan 14, 2013 11:12 AM CST
We expect a progress report Chelle! Hilarious!
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jan 14, 2013 1:13 PM CST
On the moving process?

Okay, but it may be a while yet... Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jan 14, 2013 1:34 PM CST
Weeellll .. no, I meant on it's growth to maturity! Hilarious!

It would be good to see it's progress, and if it turns out to be what we think it is. nodding
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jan 14, 2013 1:41 PM CST
Ah! Gotcha.

It'll have to move out into the back field; where the deer roam. Rolling my eyes. So, who knows? I'll have to take another look and see if it's a popular deer food.
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