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Jun 3, 2018 7:18 AM CST
San Antonio, TX
Hey folks,

I work in an aviary that has a lot of random, exotic plants in it. There is one particular tree that a lot of people ask us about, but we don't know the species. Can anyone shed some light on this mystery?

Description: Tall with multiple thin, green trunks. Really big leaves and small, yellowy-pink flowers at the very top. It is in bloom right now, and the flowers fall off easily. I'm located in San Antonio, TX. Here are some pictures. Thanks!

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Jun 3, 2018 8:01 AM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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I think that is Firmiana simplex - Chinese Parasol Tree.
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Jun 3, 2018 8:03 AM CST
Name: greene
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Firmiana simplex aka Chinese Parasol or Chinese Umbrella. Invasive.

@Bubbles, can you take a look, please?
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Jun 3, 2018 8:16 AM CST
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Interesting. Thanks for the info!
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Jun 3, 2018 8:20 AM CST
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Jun 3, 2018 9:28 AM CST
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I concur. It's a Chinese Parasol. I was "gifted" two of them a few years ago. We live on a limestone outcropping so the two haven't become invasive...yet. Rolling my eyes.
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