Photo by Melody
Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.

Plant Identification: SOLVED: Tree with green, fuzzy, red-edged leaves

Communities > Forums > Plant Identification
bookmark
Forum: Plant IdentificationReplies: 3, Views: 38
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
alirayl
San Francisco, CA
(Zone 10a)

October 1, 2012
6:26 PM

Post #9292931

This tree is growing in my back yard. It's about 10 feet tall and is getting to be very wide. The branches have a soft fuzz on them, and the leaves are extremely soft, fuzzy, and floppy. The leaves grow opposite and are simple. They tend to grow towards the end of the branch, and a few leaves pop out from the tip of each branch. The leaves are green when viewed from the top, and green with visible white veins underneath. Most of the leaves have a red edge, and they turn completely red before falling off. I haven't seen any sort of fruit or flower on this tree in the 4 1/2 years I've lived here.

I haven't noticed this tree turning colors and dropping all its leaves at once in the fall, but I do live in San Francisco, so it may behave differently here than it would if it were in a place with seasons.

Thank you!

Thumbnail by alirayl   Thumbnail by alirayl   Thumbnail by alirayl   Thumbnail by alirayl   Thumbnail by alirayl
Click an image for an enlarged view.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 1, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9292960

Tibouchina urvilleana http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1212/

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 1, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9293025

ps. They don't like sun on the roots so if you can plant some groundcover that keeps the roots cool and give it a bit of regular moisture, it should bloom. The other thing is that they need regular pruning to look decent.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 1, 2012
7:37 PM

Post #9293032

Also they're supposed to be evergreen--it's normal for evergreen plants to lose some older leaves from time to time, but if it's losing a lot then I'd investigate whether there might be a problem going on (insects, disease, too much water, etc).

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Plant Identification Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
SOLVED: Help with identification of this shrub dave 86 Nov 11, 2013 6:20 PM
SOLVED: Can Anyone Help Gayl 9 Jun 23, 2014 4:57 AM
SOLVED: help identify herb seeds????? dignbloom 6 Nov 4, 2010 8:08 PM
SOLVED: Mystery perennial dave 19 May 28, 2010 1:24 PM
SOLVED: Name my aloe??? tom1953 21 Jul 15, 2012 1:32 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America