Plant ID forum: Bead Tree (Melia azedarach)

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Name: Cindy Lorenz
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TexasCLorenz
Sep 24, 2011 6:45 PM CST
This is my 1st post, so please be patient with me. I'll try and post a pic of my plant.

The plant was about an inch in diameter, when the electric power co-op guys cut it down (it is growing in under a power line) Since being cut in the spring, it has grown around 6ft! Even with the heat & drought! It doesn't matter how much water or how little it gets or what the temp is- this thing just grows like crazy! I've tried to get cuttings to grow, but haven't had any success. I would love to move it, but I'm afraid I would kill the plant. If anyone has any idea what it is, please give me your thoughts.
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Bubbles
Sep 24, 2011 6:52 PM CST
Click on the link, http://garden.org/forums/view/plantid/ Try to post it to this forum. And welcome to the group! Let us know what you find out too!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 24, 2011 7:32 PM CST

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I moved the thread to the Plant ID forum for her. Smiling

Cindy, I'm glad you made it to the site! I hope someone here can identify your plant for you!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 24, 2011 7:45 PM CST
Thanks Dave, I checked back to see if I could do it for her.
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plantladylin
Sep 24, 2011 7:46 PM CST
My first thought was that it reminded me of Tecomaria capensis (Cape Honeysuckle) but after looking at my own photo's I don't think it's that one. It is so familiar though. I will keep thinking but hopefully someone will come along and recognize it and be able to give you an exact ID.

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hmm ... how about Tecoma stans (Yellow Bells):
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Horntoad
Sep 24, 2011 7:48 PM CST
Chinaberry tree - Melia azedarach

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 24, 2011 7:58 PM CST
Good eye Jay! I am so bad at trying to compare photo's, I was way off and would have never thought of Melia! I see that Cindy has added her photo to the database:

Chinaberry (Melia azedarach)
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 24, 2011 8:00 PM CST

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I proposed it for addition. Smiling Good job on the quick ID, Jay!
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Sep 24, 2011 8:16 PM CST
We had one when I was little. Lots of wars with my brothers, pelting each other with berries.
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Name: Cindy Lorenz
Rusk
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
TexasCLorenz
Sep 25, 2011 4:51 PM CST
This tree has never produced berries. If so, I would probably have recognized it (we had one when I was a child and I too pelted my cousins with those berries! After Googling the plant name, I see that it is not a very popular plant, but for me, I like it just fine!
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gingin
Sep 28, 2011 10:42 AM CST
We have a huge chinaberry...I love it...pretty flowers and makes great shade in summer. When I make Christmas wreaths I spray the berries silver and gold to add to the wreath.
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