Plant ID forum: Mystery bush

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Spkelly
Jan 20, 2018 5:51 PM CST
New member here. I was just trying to figure out what this is. Already tried Google, bing and other search engines. Figured I'd ask the pros. Thank you!
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jan 20, 2018 6:30 PM CST
Without seeing whole nut !
It looks like an acorn.
An oak tree.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
TX
Spkelly
Jan 20, 2018 7:19 PM CST
Thank you Phillip!
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Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jan 20, 2018 7:22 PM CST
The tree appears to have opposite leaves. Oaks are alternate.
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sooby
Jan 20, 2018 7:29 PM CST
Are they opposite, or are they pinnately compound? In the top picture at the top of the tree they look compound. The fruit doesn't look like an oak.
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jan 20, 2018 7:40 PM CST
The leaves remind me a bit of Cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco): https://www.bing.com/images/se... but I don't know what the seeds look like. You don't say what part of Texas you are in but Cocoplum are zone 10 and higher shrubs.

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TX
Spkelly
Jan 20, 2018 7:48 PM CST
I took a branch and plucked the nuts from it to show the full transition from branch to exposed and de-shelled nut. Does that help? The "tree" looks more like an over grown bush/poor maintained tree.
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Spkelly
Jan 20, 2018 7:52 PM CST
I am roughly 50 miles east of San Antonio. We have received frost and ice rain in which my tomatoes, chives, Jalepenoes, agave, palms and a few others did not survive. This tree in question did survive no problem. Thanks again for the help everyone!
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jan 20, 2018 8:09 PM CST
Nope, not Cocoplum. My eyesight is fairly poor but I wonder if it could be Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora) ?
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TX
Spkelly
Jan 20, 2018 8:17 PM CST
Lin,

That's gotta be it. I suppose I won't know for sure untill spring though. Thank you so much for your insight!
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jan 20, 2018 8:51 PM CST
LOL, that's just a guess on my part. We have a lot of members from Texas so hopefully someone might recognize it and confirm, or offer other suggestions.
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