Plant ID forum: I'm having brain freeze again ...

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 19, 2014 1:57 PM CST
Does anyone recognize this tree? I can't for the life of me remember the name and it's driving me crazy! I have pictures of this plant in a folder somewhere on my laptop but I have tons of folders, all labeleled with both common and scientific names and I think the folder for this tree must have accidentally gotten put inside another folder, which has happened a time or two. *Blush* I've scrolled and scrolled and finally gave up. I know I will come across it inside another folder some day but meanwhile I'm wracking my brain trying to remember the name! It's a tree that was growing here when we bought the house a little over 2 years ago and I'm wanting my husband to transplant it. The former owners planted it right up next to the house along with along with a Schefflera actinophylla that desperately needs to come out!

I took a few pictures this afternoon trying to show the growth habit, bark and leaves and I'm hoping someone can help with the identity:

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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Jan 19, 2014 2:40 PM CST
Hi Lin,

Is that Podocarpus macrophyllus?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podocarpus_macrophyllus

http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/treesandpowerlines/podocarpus_macro...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 19, 2014 2:57 PM CST
Hi Dave!

Thank you so much! Yep, that's exactly what it is. *Blush* We have the one tall and some smaller ones around the house. I'd uploaded photo's to the database awhile back: Yew Pine (Podocarpus macrophyllus)
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Jan 19, 2014 3:00 PM CST
E komo mai!

You're very welcome!

Have a great day!

Aloha, Dave

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