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  • Date Photo Taken

    06 / 08 / 2018

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Gainesville

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    DaddioDX

Notes:

This volunteer came up last year and decided it was interesting enough to give it a chance to see what it might be… I still have no idea. The leaves are smooth, dark green, no gloss on established leaves, but new growth is glossy, and the underside is a powdery tan/brown (try searching all of that on google). I’m leaning twords a fruit or nut tree, but still have no idea.

Comments

  • DaddioDX Registered says:

    **Update** It has finally flowered!! Without much doubt, we are certain that it’s a Paw Paw. It’s covered in small deep Maroon flowers and some look like they have pollinated into tiny little green nodes. I’m wondering if I could be so lucky as to expect fruit without knowing if there’s another variety in the area for cross pollination?

    April 7th, 2020 at 7:05pm

  • DaddioDX Registered says:

    This must be some variety of Crepe Myrtle that I am not familiar with, the leaves alone are 2 to 3 times larger than any Myrtle I have seen before or since it sprouted 2 1/2 years ago. Th plant is still only 20″ tall but the leaves are between 5″ and 6″ long. I’ll continue to grow this next to my Chestnut Tree, but I am 99% certain it’s not Crepe Myrtle.

    September 30th, 2018 at 10:01am

  • Gail Unregistered says:

    I have a plant that came up that also looks like that but the edges of the leaves are serrated ? It’s like a small tree and nobody knows what it is. I even sent a picture to the local Ag guy and someone at FSU. It’s doesn’t look like my crepe myrtle. The leaves on the Crepe Myrtle are smaller and rounder.

    June 17th, 2018 at 11:45pm

  • Beverly Registered says:

    Definitely a crepe myrtle.

    June 15th, 2018 at 8:52am

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    It looks like a seedling crpemyrtle to me

    June 12th, 2018 at 5:13pm

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