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majoroufan
Oklahoma City
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Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 12:58 am   Post subject: What tree has large red heart shaped leaves?


The leaves are bigger than the palm of my hand. I'm having a hard time figuring this out. Any help is appreciated.

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toni


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Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 1:06 am   


Hi majoroufan, welcome to the Stew.

Is there any chance you can get a picture of this tree? It is really difficult to make an ID without a picture.

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majoroufan
Oklahoma City
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Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 1:16 am   


Yes I can. The tree looks like a dwarf but can't tell for sure. I'll try to uplink the picture tomorrow.

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StarLiteFarms

Oklahoma, Piedmont
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Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 2:52 am   


Red Buds ? Hello neighbor! Im just NW of you!

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majoroufan
Oklahoma City
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Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 1:07 pm   


Yes in my research,I do believe it is a redbud. However, everything I read says the leaves turn green and the "red" you see is when the tree is flowering.

This tree has beautiful deep dark heart shaped leaves all the time. Is this some sort of special species of redbud maybe?

I know very little about horticulture, so pardon my ignorance. I'm building a house, and have to select a tree for the front yard, and I don't want a large tree. I want something small with color, and easy to care for.

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toni


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Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:58 pm   


There is a Redbud cultivar called 'Forest Pansy' the leaves start out scarlet and become maroon as they mature. That may be what you have.

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eileen


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Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 10:55 pm   


This website may help you ID your tree majoroufan as it shows various pictures of the type of redbud Toni has mentioned. I think she may be right as the leaves certainly seem to be the correct shape.

http://www.naturehills.com/new/product/productdetails.aspx?proname=Forest+Pansy+Redbud

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bsewnsew


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Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 11:30 pm   Post subject: ?


Maybe it is Paulowania or something like that.. i have one and it is heart shaped and dont know the name .......It is also hardy.zone 5. Embarassed

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majoroufan
Oklahoma City
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Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 4:58 am   


Eileen, I think you hit the nail on the head! The description and pictures appear to be a match with the Forest Pansy Redbud tree. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!

Here's a shout out to my fellow Okie - Starlight Farms. NW of OKC? Enid? Kingfisher? Woodward?

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eileen


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Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 10:12 am   


Actually Majoroufan it wasn't me who ID'd your tree it was Toni. I just posted the piccies so that you could see for yourself if it was the right one. Very Happy

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bsewnsew


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Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:17 am   Post subject: Whoops


I goofed.
Mine arent red leaves.....But I am going to show a photo of the green ones when they do grow..larger.

It was hardy whatever it is.

b

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StarLiteFarms

Oklahoma, Piedmont
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Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 6:24 pm   


Thanks for the Shout Out! Im in Piedmont. Not far from the City at all! Are you near by? Im glad you found your trees identity! I have a few redbuds babies and one mature one. they are really lovely! (:

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majoroufan
Oklahoma City
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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:02 am   


Starlight,

We are practically neighbors. I live at NW Hwy & Council Rd! Small world.

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bsewnsew


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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:15 pm   Post subject: I have a suggestion.......


Why dont U 2 discover each other at McDonalds?

ha ha
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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StarLiteFarms

Oklahoma, Piedmont
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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:00 pm   


LOL woohoo! Its a great place to live (: We probably pass eachother on a regular basis! as many times as we drive to walmart! Mm Mcdonalds! Yummy. im hungry! LOL So, are you male or female OUFan? (BTW, Hubby is OSU All the way LOL) ***ducks and hides cause I dont wanna get in the middle of this subject**

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