Plant ID forum: What tree am i?

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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Jun 29, 2017 3:42 AM CST
I have several of these trees and live in a rural area. The picture shows a lot of shoots and that's b/c the tree kept growing after it was cut down.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jun 29, 2017 9:13 AM CST
A shame that you cut it down. Everyone down here wants one, and they are difficult to grow this far south.
Compare to sourwood.
Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Jun 30, 2017 8:50 AM CST
stone said:A shame that you cut it down. Everyone down here wants one, and they are difficult to grow this far south.
Compare to sourwood.


Good morning Stone, when I purchased this property I had some questions about the health of the trees. Through the extension service I learned that there were many diseased trees as well as several enormous sweetgums and pines right next to the house. Sadly, I had about 2 acres of trees removed. Now they are all growing back. Some like this are growing shoots. I am also planting about 5 trees each fall. Is it a sourwood? Thank You!
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plantladylin
Jun 30, 2017 3:38 PM CST
I don't recognize the tree but for comparison, check out images here in our database: Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)

Also images at this page at Ga. Native Plant Society: https://gnps.org/plants/sourwo...
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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Jul 2, 2017 9:22 AM CST
@stone @plantladylin

Sourwood IS the closest I have seen in leaf comparison but i have never seen any of the produce the little white bell-shaped flower stems. maybe this helps: after it was cut down, the new branches that started growing were a ruby red color (like redbark dogwood) that had a candelabra shape. they grew slightly up from the trunk then straight out then curved upwards again. Thank you for your help I'm anxious to see what happens as it regrows. Speaking of which is it safe to let these trees regrow after they have been cut? Or, does that depend on the species of tree? I have obviously several that are growing like this right now and do not want to cut them back down but I am having a difficult time establishing a leader.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 2, 2017 9:36 AM CST
Yeah, sourwood has a difficult time establishing a main leader after having been cut.
All you can is wait it out.
Even tieing up a main leader is going to be difficult.
An alternative might be to prune the fast growing sucker growth every so often, like Japanese cleyera.
Top pruning trees is ALWAYS a bad idea, resulting in a poor looking tree.

Although... Any trees that have been cut to the ground often do return as decent trees, if you carefully pick the best stem and thin the others.
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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Jul 2, 2017 10:05 AM CST
I'll send pictures when it grows bigger. Thank you for your help as always. Smiling
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