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I didn’t think I would find anything interesting on my walk today but I was wrong. I haven’t researched this yet so the identity of this tree is up for grabs. Do you know what type of tree this is? I’m all ears…well, errrr…eyes.

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Please let me know if you can name this unusual tree…or is it a bush gone wild? Thanks! 🙂

UPDATE: This is a Bottlebrush Tree, native to Australia. Now I’d like to know how the heck did it get to Florida? 😀

I must admit, it’s the only one I’ve ever seen here so maybe the previous owners of the house brought it over??

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Comments on: "Can You Identify This Tree?" (10)

  1. dianne - "life as i see it" - "just because" said:

    I don’t know, but it sure is beautiful

    • Yes, it really is beautiful. I felt like I made a new discovery when I saw it today. lol Well, at least it was new to me and that’s exciting!

  2. some kind of bottle bush?

    • We have a winner!! You are correct. I searched your suggestion and this tree is called a Callistemon or Bottlebrush Tree. It actually is native to Australia! It really does look like a bottle brush, doesn’t it?

      Thank you so much for helping me with this – I was really stumped. 🙂

  3. Not sure where you are from, but it is very common in Aust.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callistemon

    • Yes, that’s what I read: this tree originates in Australia. I’m in the southern United States in Florida so I’m quite curious how it got here! One of life’s little mysteries.

  4. What a beautiful tree! =)

  5. Lisa!

    Call it the envy tree. In my honor. I am always anxious for springtime in March. We get our springtime in late late April or May and I have brushed snow off of my flowers in June.

    Sally

    • I can sympathize. When I lived in Maine especially, leaves wouldn’t be on the trees until JUNE! Ugh. Seven-to-eight months with very little green. I don’t miss those super long, cold and dreary winters, my friend. Worse than NJ/PA. 🙂 Hang in there!

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