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What am I?

Posted by catalina_101 UK (My Page) on
Sun, May 6, 12 at 5:08

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 £ symbol??)!

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

Could anyone help?

Thank you!


Here is a link that might be useful: My lovely tree!

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RE: What am I?

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.

RE: What am I?

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 £ = pound sign for some unknown reason!

RE: What am I?

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

RE: What am I?

And Catalina 101 sounds like you live in Southern California!

RE: What am I?

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

RE: What am I?

'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?

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