What is it called? - Knowledgebase Question

Loxahatchee, Fl
Question by jkjac
March 26, 2010
We were giving a young tree still in a pot. It is aboyt two feet tall, leaf stems have five to seven pedals on them. The stem has thorns on it. My neighbor tree is about twenty tall. What type of tree is this and is it a native tree for south Fla. region? Thanks for your help. JJ.

Answer from NGA
March 26, 2010


I'm afraid there are hundreds and hundreds of trees with compound leaves and thorns so I can't positively identify the tree without actually seeing the leaf. I'm guessing it might be Honey Locust or maybe even a sumac because both are common in your area, but I can't be sure. For positive identification take a sample of the leaf into your local garden center or Master Gardener Clinic, or your local cooperative extension office.

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