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Do you know this tree? IDd: Texas buckey  RSS feed

 
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There's a spot with a lot of these trees on our property but I can't find what it is. Since it grows so well here I was thinking about using it on a sometimes droughty-sometimes wet swale.

They do look an awful lot like ganja, but it's not

I'm in central Texas. These apparently grow by root, but I could be wrong. The tallest I saw was about 20-25 feet, with lots from 3-10 feet. Some of them looked bushy, others more like a tree.
 
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Would definitely need a picture to try to figure it out!

 
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lol I thought I attached them but apparently I didn't!
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Those look like Acer palmatum, Japanese Maple. Take a look. It's the one in the top middle:


http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/acepal/acepal1.html
 
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vitex agnus-castus - chaste tree? http://www.ag.auburn.edu/hort/landscape/dbpages/400.html
 
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Aesculus glabra Willd. var. arguta - Texas Buckeye...

http://www.biosurvey.ou.edu/shrub/aegla.htm
 
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Didn't think it was the chaste, and while I thought it was unlikely to be Japanese maple (not native, and I'm pretty sure nobody planted these) I was leaning towards it, until panhandler! The Texas buckeye! Awesome, much thanks.
 
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