Autumn Red & Gold with White Seed Pods

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Date Photo Taken: November 9, 2011
Location: Cheshirebridge Road Atlanta, GA
Posted By: Caroline


While driving on Cheshirebridge Road I saw two dogwood sized trees decorated in white beads against deep red leaves. When the wind blew the leaves turned over to show the gold underside. I had to stop and broke these small twigs off for a beautiful fall arrangement. I have never seen these white seed pods before. Can you tell me what tree this is? Thank you.


  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Yikes – I think it’s tallow tree

    Can you describe the exact spot so I can get a photo of the leaves?

    November 9th, 2011 at 8:45 pm
  2. Caroline Budd Unregistered says:

    I think you are right! It’s to the right of a business named Brian’s Signs between Liddell and Faulkner roads nean the bridge. There is a smaller one to the left. I looked up tallow tree and found that they are invasive. Guess I wont plant it in my yard! Thank you for letting me know.

    November 10th, 2011 at 10:15 am
  3. Caroline Budd Unregistered says:

    It’s on Cheshire Bridge between Liddell & Faulkner Roads. There are several small and one fairly large one across from the area that the DOT uses for sand and salt storage for winter roads spreading. They are next to Briansigns – a sign business.
    Thanks for the information. I guess I won’t be planting it in my yard!

    November 10th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

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