Plant ID forum: Tree and shrub identification

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Memphis tn
Lblair
Dec 6, 2017 7:06 AM CST
Wanting to plant some additional trees on property 10 acres. I am guessing about these , but I think the large shrub is lorapetalum, the brownish-red a bald cypress. The others either maple or tulip poplar? The largest tree that is red-pink-orange is my favorite but photo is taken at a distance and hard to make out - (the last picture). Any help appreciated . Thanks !
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plantladylin
Dec 6, 2017 7:36 AM CST
My eyesight isn't the greatest and your photos don't enlarge when I click them but I'm thinking that first leaf and a couple of the trees pictured are Maple of some sort. The following are natives of Tennessee:
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Another of those pictured may be the native Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)

edited to add:
As I previously stated, my eyesight isn't great but I'm not sure I see one that resembles Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) which has needle-like foliage.

I'm sure others will be along soon with suggestions.
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Memphis tn
Lblair
Dec 6, 2017 8:02 AM CST
Thank you plantladylin! Photo #1 - I think maple leaf.
Photo #2 - I have no idea what this leaf is.
Photo #3 - Lora pet alum?
Photo #4 - difficult to see but a rich, brown-y, coppery color - I'm thinking a cypress ( maybe bald?)
Photos 5, 6, and 7 - are these maples?
Photo #8 - large tree with magnificent color. I wish I knew ....
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plantladylin
Dec 6, 2017 10:34 AM CST
Shrug! #3 Loropetalum? I really can't tell from the small photos but maybe you can determine the identity by comparing what you are seeing in person to some of the Loropetalum photos here in our database: https://garden.org/plants/sear...

Shrug! #4 Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) ? Again ... it's impossible to tell from the distant photo you've supplied.

#5, #6, #7, #8 Without closer view of leaves, bark ... it's also difficult to provide an ID. They may be Acer (Maple) or Black Gum (Nissa).

It's almost impossible for me to even make guesses with the small photos. Hopefully others will be along soon to offer suggestions.
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Silversurfer
Dec 6, 2017 10:42 AM CST
For accurate answers it would be most helpful to see full size clear pics of each tree to be id. .
A general shot and more detailed pics of te leaves
On my computer the pics are like a postage stamp.
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greene
Dec 6, 2017 11:03 AM CST
Silversurfer said:For accurate answers it would be most helpful to see full size clear pics of each tree to be id. .
A general shot and more detailed pics of te leaves
On my computer the pics are like a postage stamp.


It would also be helpful to ask for an ID of only one plant/tree per thread to avoid confusion. Thank You!

Over on the right side of the screen it says:
Attention: start a new thread for each plant that you need identified!

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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Dec 6, 2017 11:00 PM CST
I agree with most of what has been already stated, especially posting BIGGER resolution images. More pictures of the whole plant, and then progressively more detailed shots - especially showing opposite vs. alternate arrangement of leaves, or buds if the leaves are dropped.

Here's what I think these plants are:

#1 - definitely a Maple species, probably Acer saccharum
#2 - Sassafras albidum
#3 - Not enough information
#4 - Looks like a dead/dying conifer, possibly Cryptomeria japonica
#5 - Another Acer saccharum
#6 - Another Acer saccharum
#7 - Pyrus calleryana - one of the ornamental (pestiferous) Callery Pear selections
#8 - Probably yet another Acer saccharum

More info, please...
John
Memphis tn
Lblair
Dec 12, 2017 1:31 PM CST
Thank you so much for your input ! I obviously love the sugar maple and will plant several of these on my land. I love trees and am planting many for future generations to enjoy. Ive added to the existing landscape of cypress, sassafras, Catalpa , oak, etc - and have planted river birch, pecan, autumn blaze maple, Leland cypress, flowering plum, pink and white dogwoods, red maple, eastern redbud, nutall and shumard oaks, black Tupelo, yoshino cherry, loblolly pines, and Cleveland pears. Before spring, will add a ginkgo and Japanese maple. Love them all. Goal is to learn everything I can about trees. Sorry about including so many photos for Id. Didn't know the protocol and was excited about all the color this year!

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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Mar 3, 2018 9:01 PM CST
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