Tree ID -please
I have one small tree that I cannot ID.
Has fine pinnate leaves, and in the fall, forms large clusters of red, pepper-like seeds - not a Pepper tree and not Tree of Heaven.
They are planted in various locations in the nearby University town, I checked the university's Ag site, but it is not listed there.
Bark is smooth and gray.
Small, tree used as an ornamental at local stores and in the parks. Very drought hardy.
Flowers in spring, but cannot recall what they look like - but they were pretty. Sorry. I know that doesn't help.
The seeds grow quickly and easily just by falling to the ground. That is how I got my one tree, but I also got a cluster of the red seeds.
The seeds have no peppery smell - in fact, no smell that I can detect whatsoever.
I know it is blurry, but this is the only picture I can find at the moment of the pepper berry clusters. I put them in a vase on top of my TV cabinet. They were so pretty.
The cluster got knocked off and it broke apart this past fall, so I saved the seeds to plant.
I'll look for the picture of my little tree and post it.