Plant ID forum: Beautiful heart-leaved tree; Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

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Name: Alli O'Cain
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Sep 13, 2014 9:08 PM CST
I have no clue what happened to the tree that was here it was cut down after the winter maybe it died.. wasnt like this... this thing is huge width wise I actually dont remember what the tree leaves of the old tree looked like.. but it was not huge width wise .its atleat 6 feet branch reach ing high nd wider I think all way around. none of the trees on the inside of the property are . But I have always seen this.. whatever it is peeking around it.. the leaves i always wanted to pull a few really fat hearts.. beautiful looking.. I was always afraid to touch it though.. not sure why maybe I thoight it would make me itch.. please tell me i was wrong.. or Im in a heap of trouble!! Lol.
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Sep 13, 2014 9:26 PM CST
The leaf shape and stems look right for a redbud, but I'm not sure about the lighter color on the back of the leaves. They can be very shrubby without training, especially when they are young or sprout among other shrubs. Just a guess, though. They do set pods which can get carried about by birds and squirrels and things. They are also a native plant around Austin, I believe.
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Sep 13, 2014 9:45 PM CST
I'm having vision trouble and can't see your photo clearly but for comparison check out some of the leaf photos of Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
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Name: Alli O'Cain
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Sep 14, 2014 3:25 PM CST

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I dont know if I could link it... this picture listed in that link of all the pictures ofvghe redbud .. looks just like it..the baby leaves are reddish very pretty.. since I had some recent losses in my family And we actually had a rain really nice cool weather for one day and night.. very cool and the rain.. it just seemed like a fitting time to take some of the leaves and press them for each member we lost.. Ive always been attracted to the tree its very beautiful I kinda hope they dont trim it up so much that its ..I dont know it looked over cut.. like too much trunk and the top small and not full and reaching.. whe. I get home today hopefull still in the daylight I can take a picture...
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Name: Tara
Jacksonville, Fl. (Zone 9a)
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Sep 15, 2014 10:22 AM CST
Hi Alli.
I agree with the Cercis canadensis. Eastern Redbud.
I'm sorry for the recent losses in your family. Group hug
The leaves on mine never have made me itch. Good luck with the pressing. Smiling A very thoughtful gesture. Thumbs up

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