Jupiter
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Greetings! What kind of a tree is this????

This was supposed to be the wild offspring of a neighbor's large nut bearing tree, but so far (several years) it has provided no flower, nut or fruit...yellows sickly, then sheds all leaves a few times a year, sprouting new foliage all shiny, happy and green until the next cycle.

I'm wondering if I have a Northern variety struggling to accept a lack of seasons down here?

Does anyone have an idea what this tree is and what I can do for it?

[img]https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/shewhoebays/leaves_and_bark.jpg[/img]

[img]https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/shewhoebays/leaves_and_bark.jpg[/img]

(I have other pictures, but don't want to bog down the site with slow-loading)

Jupiter
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[img]https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/shewhoebays/IMG_3302.jpg[/img]

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Need more info Jup...

Where? What was it supposed to be?

Jupiter
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I was told only "Nut tree" (helpful, I know...) as the original owners next door, having planted the parent, long since moved...

I'm in Southern Florida (think hurricanes), AKA; Jupiter.

I tried searching the Arbor site to identify the thing, and came back with an answer of 'Florida Dogwood'...but if that were the case, I'd think I would have seen flowers by now.

I'm stumped.

Jupiter
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Still growing, now 5 years old?

[img]https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/shewhoebays/TREE.jpg[/img]

Jupiter
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(I should point out that the 'parent' tree is next to my parents house, also in South Florida but not where I live, so all information is second-hand.)

wingdesigner
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what tree is this?

Maybe a butternut tree? Possibly some kind of fig? Better pix of bark on older limbs might help. Any guesses, guys?
Happy Gardening,
Wing

Jupiter
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One more shot...

(From the ground up, being that the other image is one of the oldest limbs)
[img]https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/shewhoebays/Tree_bark.jpg[/img]










I'll do a search on figs vs. butternuts and compare...

opabinia51
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Now that you mention it, the leaves do look akin to a fig tree. I think your best bet would be to wait until it sets fruit and post a picture of the fruit.

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I'm blanking. Need a tropical specialist (apply here).

:?

HG

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