Tree identification- any help?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Eckielady, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a horrible picture but we just found this tree in the woods. I don't think it's Native and wondering if the flowers are anything to worry about with the chickens. This tree is so familiar to me it's driving me crazy and I just can't place it. Reminds me a bit of a Shefflera. Pink/red flowers and leaves with 6 prongs. Anyone recognize it? [​IMG]
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Putting your location will help.
     
  3. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, sorry. I'm in NE TN.
     
  4. JillyBear

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    Looks like Rhododendron which is Native in TN... we live near the Smokies
     
  5. JillyBear

    JillyBear Just Hatched

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    Or possibly Mountain Laurel
     
  6. Labradors

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    I'm thinking Buckeye.
     
  7. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sure does look like a Mountain Laurel. I hadn't even considered it because they don't usually grow here but I think that's what it is. If so a bird must have pooped out a seed or something. It's the only one we can find here.
     
  8. Banty Cochin

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    Buckeye. The nuts are poisonous (to humans anyway), but are generally the size of chickens head. So I don't think you have to worry about anyone eating them.
     

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