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Jan 14, 2013 6:58 AM CST
|I may not have enough images handy to ID this one, but I'd still like to try. |
Has been growing happily in slow-draining soil for two years.
Zone 5b, northeastern Indiana.
Leaves are very large in relation to the rest of the plant and hold well into winter. Leaves do not appear to show any appreciable autumn color change.
The plant was sent to me as a flowering tree, but I can't find a match for it...
Jan 14, 2013 7:37 AM CST
|Possibly a Mulberry, Morus species?|
Jan 14, 2013 9:08 AM CST
|The closest I have found is Tilia Americana, the base of the leaf doesn't look unequal but the leaf veins appear to match, and your second photo I think shows paler underneaths on the top leaves. |
Your tree is young which often vary to mature trees ..
Jan 14, 2013 9:19 AM CST
|There's also Tilia heterophylla which is a synonym of Tilia americana var. heterophylla ..|
Jan 14, 2013 9:50 AM CST
|I'd bet that's it, Janet. (Tilia heterophylla)|
In which case, it'll have to be moved. I placed it in an area suitable for a tall shrub, or a very diminutive tree. Basswood certainly is not that!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
If I had left it there too long it would have caused definite problems!
Jan 14, 2013 9:55 AM CST
|It was supposed to be a Witch Hazel.|
Jan 14, 2013 11:12 AM CST
|We expect a progress report Chelle!|
Jan 14, 2013 1:13 PM CST
|On the moving process?|
Okay, but it may be a while yet...
Jan 14, 2013 1:34 PM CST
|Weeellll .. no, I meant on it's growth to maturity! |
It would be good to see it's progress, and if it turns out to be what we think it is.
Jan 14, 2013 1:41 PM CST
It'll have to move out into the back field; where the deer roam. So, who knows? I'll have to take another look and see if it's a popular deer food.