Author Topic: What is this tree?  (Read 7701 times)

iptone

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What is this tree?
« on: November 19, 2005, 12:17:44 pm »
I have been trying to figure out what kind of tree this is in my yard. I am in southern California. The tree blooms twice a year with fragrant night-blooming-jasmine looking/smelling flowers that are light green. Then those give way to green bulbs the size of a marble. The bulbs eventually open up to expose red berries inside. The tree is enjoyed by hummingbirds and bees. A branch was knocked off during another tree's removal, so there is a space missing where there would otherwise be symmetrical growth. Please see my pictures.

Anything would help! Thank you!

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Re: What is this tree? :)
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2005, 11:50:40 pm »
Dear iptone,

The pictures are a little blurry, but it appears as though you may have Winter's Bark (Drimys winteri).

Check out http://www.sunnygardens.com/garden_plants/drimys/drimys_1054.html for all the info.

Sincerely,

Peter
« Last Edit: November 28, 2005, 02:47:47 am by Peter Gibbons »
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