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Phoenix, AZ
thepick57
Jun 14, 2020 11:32 AM CST
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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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 14, 2020 11:49 AM CST
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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Silversurfer
Jun 14, 2020 11:50 AM CST
I hope someone can id it for you.
Whatever it is it is very close to the house...too close in my opinion.
Phoenix, AZ
thepick57
Jun 14, 2020 11:58 AM CST
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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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 14, 2020 12:01 PM CST
I didn't say that quite right. Are the leaves rigid?
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Phoenix, AZ
thepick57
Jun 14, 2020 12:04 PM CST
DaisyI said:I didn't say that quite right. Are the leaves rigid?


No they are pretty smooth.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 14, 2020 12:19 PM CST
bendy or rigid
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Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
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KellyFW
Jun 14, 2020 12:23 PM CST
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 ???
Phoenix, AZ
thepick57
Jun 14, 2020 12:27 PM CST
DaisyI said:bendy or rigid


Very bendy. Sorry for not understanding.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 14, 2020 12:29 PM CST
Acacia is where I'm leaning also

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Phoenix, AZ
thepick57
Jun 14, 2020 12:32 PM CST
Thank you both
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 14, 2020 12:54 PM CST
Except Acacias have stiff leaves. Back to thinking...
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 14, 2020 12:57 PM CST
I don't think its Desert Willow Tree either.
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Phoenix, AZ
thepick57
Jun 14, 2020 1:16 PM CST
I am thinking it maybe a Willow Acacia looking at pictures online.
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Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 14, 2020 1:21 PM CST
Could it be a type of Willow (Salix species)?
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 14, 2020 1:22 PM CST
Any photos of the bark?
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Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
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KellyFW
Jun 14, 2020 1:50 PM CST
thepick57 said:I am thinking it maybe a Willow Acacia looking at pictures online.


I think you nailed it.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 14, 2020 2:17 PM CST
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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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 14, 2020 2:40 PM CST
Daisy, I sure wish I could send some of our Florida humidity your way! Rolling on the floor laughing
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ctcarol
Jun 14, 2020 7:38 PM CST
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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