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Jun 14, 2020 11:32 AM CST
Phoenix, AZ
We just bought this house and was wondering what type of tree this is? Trying to figure out how large it will get and how much it will spread. Thank you.


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Jun 14, 2020 11:49 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Welcome!

Can you take one more photo of a twiglet with leaves? Are the leaves stiff or soft?

My first thought is Desert Willow Tree (Chilopsis) but, if that's it, it should be blooming.
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Jun 14, 2020 11:50 AM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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I hope someone can id it for you.
Whatever it is it is very close to the house...too close in my opinion.
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Jun 14, 2020 11:58 AM CST
Phoenix, AZ
DaisyI said: Welcome!

Can you take one more photo of a twiglet with leaves? Are the leaves stiff or soft?

My first thought is Desert Willow Tree (Chilopsis) but, if that's it, it should be blooming.


Thanks for the response. Here are some close up of the leafs. They are soft to the touch.

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Jun 14, 2020 12:01 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I didn't say that quite right. Are the leaves rigid?
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Jun 14, 2020 12:04 PM CST
Phoenix, AZ
DaisyI said:I didn't say that quite right. Are the leaves rigid?


No they are pretty smooth.
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Jun 14, 2020 12:19 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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bendy or rigid
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Jun 14, 2020 12:23 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
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I hate saying what something *isn't* instead of what it *is*. But I don't think it is Chilopsis.

These leaves look glaucus and almost succulent. I would lean toward something like Acacia but ???
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Jun 14, 2020 12:27 PM CST
Phoenix, AZ
DaisyI said:bendy or rigid


Very bendy. Sorry for not understanding.
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Jun 14, 2020 12:29 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Acacia is where I'm leaning also
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Jun 14, 2020 12:32 PM CST
Phoenix, AZ
Thank you both
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Jun 14, 2020 12:54 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Except Acacias have stiff leaves. Back to thinking...
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Jun 14, 2020 12:57 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I don't think its Desert Willow Tree either.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Jun 14, 2020 1:16 PM CST
Phoenix, AZ
I am thinking it maybe a Willow Acacia looking at pictures online.
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Jun 14, 2020 1:21 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Could it be a type of Willow (Salix species)?
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Jun 14, 2020 1:22 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Any photos of the bark?
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Jun 14, 2020 1:50 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
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thepick57 said:I am thinking it maybe a Willow Acacia looking at pictures online.


I think you nailed it.
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Jun 14, 2020 2:17 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Yes, that's the tree I was thinking of but your leaf descriptions weren't matching the tree's leaves. The leaves sure LOOK like Willow Acacia. You will know when it blooms.

Lin, no one plants willows in the desert. They are too water needy. Smiling
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Webmaster: osnnv.org
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Jun 14, 2020 2:40 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Daisy, I sure wish I could send some of our Florida humidity your way! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 14, 2020 7:38 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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There are many types of Acacia grown in the south west. That was my first thought as CalTrans has used at least 4 different ones for freeway plantings.

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