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1 month 3 weeks ago #544601 by GBpeter

Moved to new place about 4 months ago which had a 40 cm tree stump in the garden. This has sprouted into a 1.5m 'bush' - any ideas on id?

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1 month 3 weeks ago #544627 by Mudlerk

Dunno -- but I'm pretty sure it is not a New Zealand native.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #544630 by Tui Ridge

Looks very much like the small trees (that often get used in public places) that have really showy bracts of purple flowers late spring. I think they are not a long lived tree. I cant remember the name , I will be back.......

(edited to add) Melia Azedarach is what i'm thinking of, wrong flowers not showy purple bracts but small lilac flowers that are very pretty if you get a good display


Me and hubby and 2 boys, Alpacas, Arapawa sheep, Lowline cattle, lots and lots of chooks and ducks ;)
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1 month 3 weeks ago #544631 by GBpeter

Whatever it is - it is growing like the Day of the Triffids

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1 month 3 weeks ago #544634 by Stikkibeek

If it is a Melia Azedarach I'd be cautious of the words, "Poisonous to humans and stock, seeds prolifically and can be a weed, and grows up to 30 metres high in favourable conditions". Other than that it can be a nice specimen tree! :evil:

However.......it might be something different!


Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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1 month 3 weeks ago #544635 by GBpeter

Looks right - thanks - might be a chain saw/stump killer job.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #544640 by Alan Gilbert

Perhaps the previous owner might know what it is. Given the stump diameter(?) of 40 cm, it was obviously a fairly serious tree, not just a bush, and s/he must have had a reason for cutting it down.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #544651 by GBpeter

Now deceased.

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