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which is this tree?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:28 am
by edvaldor
hello from brazil!

I need a help from discovery for one tree...

I received many seeds from my friend in your last travel for US.

what name has this tree?






Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:40 am
by WildcatNurseryman
Looks like Goldenraintree—Koelreuteria paniculata, to me. They reseed so much that it would be something that would be common to find popping up hear and there.
I noticed that you may be in Brazil, and if that is true I would consider NOT planting this tree as it is very invasive. Zone-wise it may not do well, either, although I know very little about your location.
Double-check with my answer and see if it is the Koelreuteria, but if it is, like I said, it can get away from you easily. I would hate to see your native plants take a beating.

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:46 am
by edvaldor

Yes, I'm in Brazil.

I'm using this plant for bonsai making and doing this very well.

Thanks for the reply.


Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:46 pm
by WildcatNurseryman
OH! That changes everything. Glad it's doing well. You shouldn't have anything to worry about with it getting away from you then. Glad to hear it. It is a tree that can take all kinds of abuse too, so good choice.

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:18 pm
by valley
That looks like the kind of tree/thing that would come in the house one night and get you! Watch out, keep one eye open.

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:33 pm
by WildcatNurseryman
It does grow fast. You should look at the pictures of the bloom and especially the seed pod. It resembles a Chinese lantern.