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darshil
sydney
Australia

April 20, 2009
2:02 AM

Post #6434750

Hey everyone,
i have this tree at the frontyard and i was just wondering what it could be? Is it australian? Someone told me its a macadamia tree, but it doesnt seem so. Thanks for all the help

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jlp222
Hammond, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2009
2:04 AM

Post #6434757

I have no idea, but the leaves look like Oak Leaves.
jlp222
Hammond, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2009
2:07 AM

Post #6434781

http://bp0.blogger.com/_M768GEiuhXw/RvehrVh-7VI/AAAAAAAAAB4/KZaxmx3y3uA/s1600-h/oak leaves color.jpg
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2009
2:38 AM

Post #6434949

its a white oak
kman_blue

(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2009
6:48 AM

Post #6435637

It's definitely not a Macadamia. Despite the Oak like foliage, I'm quite certain it's not an Oak. Could you get a close up photo of the end buds and twig?
kman_blue

(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2009
7:16 AM

Post #6435656

I forgot to add, I'm quite sure it's a Breadfruit Tree (Artocarpus communis), but a closeup would seal the ID.
Stake
Barmera
Australia

April 20, 2009
7:16 AM

Post #6435657

Does the plant have milky sap? The wood reminds me of a fig.
Brian
brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

April 20, 2009
7:54 AM

Post #6435697

Looks like stenocarpus, Firewheel tree http://images.google.com.au/images?hl=en&q=stenocarpus&btnG=Search Images&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=
Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 20, 2009
9:00 AM

Post #6435735

Yes I agree with Judy: Stenocarpus
ctmorris
barmera
Australia

April 20, 2009
9:36 AM

Post #6435751

Aren't you a lucky personDarshil to have one of those in your front yard. beautiful
pwilly2
Pietermaritzburg
South Africa

April 20, 2009
4:31 PM

Post #6437098

If it is deciduous, it looks more like a Brachychiton (used to be called Sterculia) - probably B. acerifolia. This is the Australian Flame tree. It is covered with beautiful red flowers when adult before the leaves come out. It could also be the Stenocarpus but I think this is an evergreen. Unfortunately they take many, many years to come in to flower but are well worth waiting for.
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2009
5:22 PM

Post #6437302

not a fig wront leaf still say its a white oak
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 20, 2009
7:17 PM

Post #6437817

I'll put in another vote for Stenocarpus, I have one and the leaves look very much like mine. I also have Brachychiton acerifolius, and as the species name implies it has leaves that are somewhat maple-shaped so it's definitely not that one.
kman_blue

(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2009
7:27 PM

Post #6437874

It's not Brachychiton. While the leaf shape is somewhat similar, the leaves on Brachychiton acerifolia are quite hairy both on the top and bottom surfaces, while the photo seems to show glossy hairless (at least on the top) leaves. It's not an White Oak. The leaves are the wrong texture (too glossy, look thick and evergreen), and the leaf shape while similar looks different than White Oak and from what I can see of the bark, it's not correct either.

It looks like the plant in question is still young and so has vigorous juvenile leaves which will be somewhat different than their adult form(but not in texture). It definitely could be Stenocarpus Sinuatus, and I've also seen young Breadfruit Trees that have similar leaves. But I'll give the nod to the Aussies who think it's Stenocarpus Sinuatus since they're probably much more familiar with how it looks as a young plant than I am.

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