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Lovemanyplants
Simi Valley, CA

February 16, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9421007

Can't figure out what this tree is. Can anyone help with this?

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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2013
12:18 PM

Post #9421024

Do you have any additional images, like closeups of stems/branches showing the leaf attachment?

That palmate compound foliage (especially if it is oppositely arranged along the stem) looks like a Buckeye, possibly Aesculus californica.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2013
12:48 PM

Post #9421049

Ditto to California Buckeye Aesculus californica

Resin
Lovemanyplants
Simi Valley, CA

February 17, 2013
12:25 PM

Post #9422096

I posted pictures of what the trunk of the tree looks like also. Please let me know if you need any further. The new leaves start redish and turn green.the bark is a bumpy brown/greyish. It has not flowered yet but most of my plants are like that because of the freeze. I believe the fruit last fall was cream colored.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2013
4:37 PM

Post #9422350

Hmmm . . . big 'Ooops!' - it has alternate leaves, so NOT California Buckeye after all. Not sure what it is now!

Resin
Lovemanyplants
Simi Valley, CA

February 17, 2013
7:52 PM

Post #9422505

Got feedback from a nursery that told me that it was a White Sapote. Cream colored feuit and the bark matches exactly. So, if they are right, that means that it is not a poisonous plant but instead an edible plant. Anyone agree?

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2013
4:17 AM

Post #9422669

That looks like it fits with Casimiroa edulis.

Photos that show the key ID parts of a plant (leaf arrangement, buds, flowers, fruit) and all the gross (larger) features make all the difference in reducing the time in determining identity.

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