pondlady
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Location: Glenwood, Utah

yellowhorn trees

Xanthoceras Sorbifolium , Check them out and let me know what you think. Took me 10 years to ID this one. NO one had ever seen anything like it around here. :? Now I have 2 awesome trees and tons of seeds to share and eat, nummy to. LOL the grandkids love to roast them and gobble them up.
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rainbowgardener
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I had never heard of it, so I did check it out. What a beautiful tree. Is this what yours looks like?

https://www.nccpg.com/gloucestershire/Xantho.jpg

Showy flowers, showy fruit (also called Chinese flowering chestnut, so I see where the roasting comes from), aromatic... wonderful.

This site says "may be somewhat difficult to find in commerce"
https://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/Plant.asp?Code=R900

thanks for sharing. It's what I really like about this forum. I am learning new things every day...

pondlady
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It looks just that way. The seeds are good roasted or raw kinda like a hazel nut. Are you interested in some seeds? or just letting me know how you like it?
Each flower cluster makes 1 pod, rather than each flower making one fruit. The wood is rather brittle so one needs to be careful not to pull to hard on the limbs as they break easy, but the strong winds we have do very little damage.
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