what kind of tree is this?

realityfaeryOctober 30, 2013

We have had this tree for years and it so happened to be a little sapling we got from my grandmother, but we have no idea what it is. I have always loved it and was curious what its called.

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huggorm

Could be goldenrain tree, Koelreuteria paniculata.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 7:24AM
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realityfaery

Hmm...they do look similar, but the seed pods are different then those. Here is another photo of what the seeds look like.

They are small, about the size of a black olive. They are large bunches of anywhere between 10 to 30 seed pods. Like mentioned, they are invasive, anywhere a pod drops, pretty much a seedling will sprout there (which I don't mind, I have 6 seedlings growing right now).

This post was edited by realityfaery on Thu, Oct 31, 13 at 16:28

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 3:52PM
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jfacendola

Chinaberry (Melia azedarach)

Invasive and poisonous!

Here is a link that might be useful: Chinaberry

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 4:54PM
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realityfaery

Thanks jfacendola, that's exactly what it is, I would have never thought. Thank you so much for putting that question to rest.

We have known how invasive it is, we have had it for 7+ years and we are either finding suckers or like this year, seedlings everywhere. I do love the tree though, we simply pick up the pods as they fall and throw them away. Its a first hearing how toxic the fruits are, which is a good thing. Now I know how to treat the fruits when they fall.

Thank you so much again!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2013 at 12:20PM
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