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Plant Id Tree? Young Red tinted leaves

Posted by okrisstea 7 (My Page) on
Sat, May 3, 14 at 13:15

This tree or bush is popping up all over my mostly shaded wooded yard. The new leaves are reddish and then turn green. The stem is smooth. Any idea what this is before I attack them with the mower?


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RE: Plant Id Tree? Young Red tinted leaves

Ailanthus?


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RE: Plant Id Tree? Young Red tinted leaves

Hmm, might be tree of heaven. can you show a closer picture of one of those leaflets? If you break a piece, does the plant smell bad?


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RE: Plant Id Tree? Young Red tinted leaves

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sat, May 3, 14 at 15:48

Yes Ailanthus altissima. You definitely want to pull those out.


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RE: Plant Id Tree? Young Red tinted leaves

Here is a better picture of the leaves. I picked a branch and crushed the leaves and stem. No unpleasant smell.


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RE: Plant Id Tree? Young Red tinted leaves

I don't think it is tree of heaven then, but I don't know what it is. Can you tell if each of these "branches" is a compound leaf or a true branch with a bunch of individual leaves?

Have you looked around to see what other mature trees are growing nearby?

Is this in a wild area, a garden or near a garden?


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RE: Plant Id Tree? Young Red tinted leaves

No, not ailanthus.


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