Plant ID forum: Brazilian Pepper Tree (Schinus terebinthifolius)

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mellielong
Jan 21, 2015 3:52 PM CST
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jan 21, 2015 8:32 PM CST
I am never sure when looking at pictures...look at Allianthus altissima as a possibility. It is sometimes mistaken for sumac.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st067
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Jan 29, 2015 1:15 PM CST
Could that be Schinus terebinthifolius. The young leaves look like the above, and tend to lose the serrate margins as the tree matures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schinus_terebinthifolius

http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/405

http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/schter/all.h...
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JRsbugs
Jan 29, 2015 2:18 PM CST
Photos of Schinus terebinthifolius showing young stem with "raised spots" and young plants ...

http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/080c0106-040c-4...

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?...
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
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mellielong
Jan 29, 2015 2:48 PM CST
Ah crap, that's what I was afraid of. I used to have Brazilian Peppers back there years ago before I cleaned it out. But, like I said, the birds like to hang out on the wires above so they can poop out seeds of just about anything, it seems. I'll have Dad remove it ASAP. Thanks everyone!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 29, 2015 3:56 PM CST
I agree, looks like Brazilian Pepper Tree (Schinus terebinthifolius). We have one at our other house that my husband chain sawed down but I drove by there not long ago and the tree is huge again ... either re-sprouted from the trunk or birds have gifted us with more seeds. Grumbling We have a contract on the house and I doubt he will have time to get over there and get rid of the tree before the new owners take occupancy. They are such pretty trees, it's a shame they are so invasive!

My sister and her husband just moved north from the Fort Lauderdale area to Sebastian area here on the east coast and we went down last week to see their house ... they don't have any mature trees in their large yard at all, with the exception of a humongous Brazilian Pepper by the backyard fence. I tried to convince them to take it out ... we'll see.

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