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Name: Stephanie Miller
Santa Rosa, Ca (Zone 9b)
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notattoos
Oct 15, 2020 9:37 AM CST
Can you help identify this plant? A friend sent me the photo. I see it is in a 1 gallon container. I suspect it is a tree, they started it from seed. I thought Ulmus pumila but the leaves are not alternating.


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Name: Rj
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Oct 15, 2020 9:47 AM CST
Welcome to the site! A pic would be helpful.
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porkpal
Oct 15, 2020 1:26 PM CST
A privet, perhaps?
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DaisyI
Oct 15, 2020 2:14 PM CST
Is your friend also in Santa Rosa?
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Silversurfer
Oct 15, 2020 3:13 PM CST
porkpal said:A privet, perhaps?


Leaves are compound, pinnate which rules out privet...sorry.
Branches are alternate.
It has a terminal leaflet.
Thinking.....

Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 15, 2020 4:30 PM CST
Also thinking...
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janinilulu
Oct 15, 2020 4:46 PM CST
Euonymous?
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bunnydefluff
Oct 15, 2020 6:05 PM CST
Hi.Your friend, they started it from the seed of what tree/fruit, got the pic of the seeds or the tree?
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frostweed
Oct 15, 2020 7:11 PM CST
It looks like a tree of heaven. Smiling
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Oct 15, 2020 7:14 PM CST
No, not a Tree of Heaven or Euonymous.... Keep thinking. Smiling
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Oct 15, 2020 9:16 PM CST
This may be a silly question, but are we sure those are compound leaves not branches with opposite leaves?
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Oct 15, 2020 11:46 PM CST
porkpal said:This may be a silly question, but are we sure those are compound leaves not branches with opposite leaves?


Not a silly question. Look closely at how the leaves attach to the trunk.

As Silversurfer said:
Leaves are compound, pinnate.
Branches are alternate.
It has a terminal leaflet.
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Silversurfer
Oct 16, 2020 3:22 AM CST
DaisyI said:

Not a silly question. Look closely at how the leaves attach to the trunk.
As Silversurfer said:
Leaves are compound, pinnate.
Branches are alternate.
It has a terminal leaflet.


Thanks Daisyl couldn't have said it better.
Pinnate leaves often have a bulge where they attach to the trunk.
Often under the bulge is a bud...protected until the leaf with all those leaflets drop off.(Protected buds)see mystery tree enlarged pic
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Below......eg Cladrastis lutea..see pics 1 and 2.
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Below Juglans..maybe Juglans manchuricum.
In the autumn the whole leaf, with many leaflets will drop off.....3.4.5.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Oct 16, 2020 7:03 AM CST
Okay, thanks.
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Name: Stephanie Miller
Santa Rosa, Ca (Zone 9b)
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notattoos
Oct 16, 2020 11:19 AM CST
Sighing! thank you for your attempts. I was hopeful at Tree of Heaven but no. I am still wondering what this plant is. My friend, in Santa Rosa, doesn't know where the seeds came from.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 16, 2020 11:29 AM CST
Don't give up yet. Someone will either recognize it or figure it out. In the mean time, ask your friend for more photos, especially if it blooms. A photo of just one leaf might help. Photos from different angles, the bottom of a leaf... Adding comments about leaf characteristics: texture, smell (crush a leaf), ... The leaves seem very stiff, not floppy. We can't personally touch, smell or look at everything so its harder to ID. Your friend will have to be our eyes and fingers (and nose).
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Silversurfer
Oct 16, 2020 11:56 AM CST
notattoos said: Sighing! thank you for your attempts. I was hopeful at Tree of Heaven but no. I am still wondering what this plant is. My friend, in Santa Rosa, doesn't know where the seeds came from.


Be grateful it is not Tree of Heaven!
It should be called tree from hell.
It suckers!

Ailianthus altissima...common name Tree of Heaven....
is easy to id. It has tiny lumps/wart bits on the leaves...these are glands.
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Name: sumire
Reno, Nevada (Zone 6a)
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sumire
Oct 16, 2020 10:08 PM CST
I couldn't find a leaf match, but it reminds me of the Boswellia family....
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Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
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Oct 16, 2020 11:14 PM CST
Leaves are arranged alternately on the stem, leaflets are opposite with apical leaflet. Somewhat Robinia-ish and Cassia-ish. Seems too slender at the tip for Juglans. I guess I'm good at what it isn't!

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