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catalina_101(UK)May 6, 2012

Hello, got this tree in a big pot (I think it's a 10L pot) at the nursery in the reject pile for a couple of pounds (for some reason gardenweb doesn't like the ã symbol??)!

Looks roughly like some kind of Robinia to me but I'm really not sure.

Could anyone help?

Thank you!


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It's a golden honeylocust. Not Robinia, but Gleditsia triacanthos. Most likely the cultivar 'Sunburst' (at least, if you were in the U.S. it would be, since that variety is a dime a dozen here at mass merchandiser nurseries).

Congrats on getting a deal on it -- some of my best plants have been off the bargain rack. A few years back, at the very end of the season, a Home Depot store here (a mass merchandiser/"big box" store) had $1 and $2 clearance at the end of the season. I loaded up with several dozen trees, some costing as much as $80 originally.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 11:59AM
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Thank you so much!

I love hitting up the reject pile at nurseries - having green thumbs, I'm not bothered by a slightly scruffy plant if it means saving a few bob!

I love my �3 Akebia, �5 5' tall olive tree (from Home Depot as well!), and my �3 honey locust!

Man we're good. Good work on your haul...I bet those have lasted you well!

Thanks again,

PS ã = pound sign for some unknown reason!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 1:34PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Hey Catalina - where in the UK is there a Home Depot?? And what about having green fingers? Green thumbs are what they have over the pond ; ) (Or are you translating as you type?) Good luck with your new tree.

Here is a link that might be useful: Info on your tree

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 8:27AM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

And Catalina 101 sounds like you live in Southern California!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 8:39PM
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Flora do you know what, I was totally out to lunch when I posed that! I had just shopped at Office Depot and was thinking of Homebase and THAT happened. Sorry for the confusion!! :)

Formandfoliage - the SE is a lot more temperate than it's given credit for! In an average year I think London has 50% the rainfall of Seattle. Makes for happy olive trees. :D

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 4:38PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

'Out to lunch?' ... you're doing it again ;) Just pulling your leg.

I'll let you off. But we need to keep the weird Anglicisms alive on this forum. Over the years I have conceded on the courgettes and aubergines but insist on colour and neighbours.

I think it was your name that prompted the SoCal comment. Or are you a fan of flying boats?

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 4:55PM
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