Plant ID forum: what is this tree?

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kcha
Sep 17, 2018 2:44 PM CST
What is this tree? Multi-trunk, lots of pod-ish things. Thanks!

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 17, 2018 3:16 PM CST
Welcome!

It looks like a type of Honeysuckle (Lonicera).
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Silversurfer
Sep 17, 2018 4:31 PM CST
The pod-ish thinks look to be flowers in bud.
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obliqua
Sep 17, 2018 4:37 PM CST
Looks like a fringe tree, chionanthus.
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Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 17, 2018 6:04 PM CST
My first thought was also some sort of Jasmine. It reminds me a lot of my Night Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) but I don't know if that variety grows in the Los Angeles area and I'm not sure the leaves are a match:




I found two types of Fringe trees that apparently grow in the Los Angeles area; here's our database links for them where you can view photos for comparison:
Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus)
Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus)

Two more links with photos:
https://selectree.calpoly.edu/...
https://selectree.calpoly.edu/...

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Henhouse
Sep 17, 2018 6:05 PM CST
Chionanthus- Fringe Tree. There is one that's from Eastern US, and a Chinese species..
This is the Chinese species in my garden.. It blooms late March, early April here in California, and is deciduous.. Chionanthus retusus
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Now that I see Lin's pictures of Cestrum nocturnum.. that could be correct..

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Sep 17, 2018 6:11 PM CST
Very pretty but probably not hardy in Reno. Grumbling But I think you guys are right: Fringe Tree.
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ctcarol
Sep 17, 2018 6:30 PM CST
Cestrum nocturnum does grow in the Los Angeles area, and the leaves look the same to me, but I've never seen it as a tree.
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plantladylin
Sep 17, 2018 7:09 PM CST
Cestrum nocturnum is a sprawling shrub:
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Silversurfer
Sep 18, 2018 3:08 AM CST
Please can we see more pics to show the flowers open.
If Cestrum nocturnum flowers will open at night..I have seen it growing as a huge multistemmed tree/shrub.
Los Angeles, CA
kcha
Sep 30, 2018 9:56 PM CST
It is night-blooming jasmine! Thanks!!

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