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Old 05-15-2009, 06:51 AM
 
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Elke - I LOVE THAT TREE!!! Wow, am I ever glad I posted these questions to you all. I sure wouldnt want to rip out a tree like that (or do you all know of any reasons that it is no good?).
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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Elke - I LOVE THAT TREE!!! Wow, am I ever glad I posted these questions to you all. I sure wouldnt want to rip out a tree like that (or do you all know of any reasons that it is no good?).

None! I love them too, which is why I still have extras (in odd places, because the birds digested the fruit and dropped the seeds LOL) and am looking for someone to come take my "extras". Digging them out is their price to pay for getting them.
Note: they do take a few years to start blooming! But once they do - well, you saw the photo
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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nevermind, wrong leaf shape.
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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nevermind, wrong leaf shape.
What is the wrong leaf shape?
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Last picture in the second post is a wax myrtle.
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:59 PM
 
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There is a weed that looks a lot like a mimosa. I think #2 in 1st bunch is the weed.

#2 is stokesia or Stokes Aster. It will have a nice blue flower soon.

#4 and 5 Holly of some kind

in second group
2 is a camelia
#4 may be a mint, but I think it's a weed. crush a leaf and you can tell
#6 It may be wax myrtle, but I'm betting on a oak seeding of some kind.
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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What is the wrong leaf shape?
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Second row,

1) too blurry to identify - Sorry...it has little pink, delicate flowers that look like a rough rain will knock them off easily every time.
Darn C-D and the "cannot delete your own post" rule.

I was guessing "Bougainvillea" because the have tissue-paper-like flowers, but I think they usually have a "heart shaped leaf".
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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Darn C-D and the "cannot delete your own post" rule.

I was guessing "Bougainvillea" because the have tissue-paper-like flowers, but I think they usually have a "heart shaped leaf".
OH! Hehe...well thank you for your response
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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There is a weed that looks a lot like a mimosa. I think #2 in 1st bunch is the weed.

#2 is stokesia or Stokes Aster. It will have a nice blue flower soon.

#4 and 5 Holly of some kind

in second group
2 is a camelia
#4 may be a mint, but I think it's a weed. crush a leaf and you can tell
#6 It may be wax myrtle, but I'm betting on a oak seeding of some kind.
How can you tell the difference between the Mimosa, and the weed that looks alot like Mimosa? You said this was for #2, then you said #2 was a stokesia, or Stokes Aster - did you mean that #3 was the Stokes Aster? Thanks very much for your help!
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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OOPS! I didn't watch the numbering. Take a look at this mimosa link


Floridata: Albizia julibrissin

I can't really describe what it is, but the weed leaf just sort of hangs differently. I could be wrong. Mimosas aren't really the best thing to have in your yard. The seed pods will give you zillions of little ones every year....everywhere. Lawn, gutters, anywhere. They like room to spread out too. Break easily, and get diseased quickly. It's a lovely little flower, but you could probably find something better for that spot. Good luck!
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