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    Post by Joy on Thu 27 Feb 2014, 2:57 pm

    Do not know what this tree is but it would be quite old. It is growing in the little garden at the front of the complex on the side where we live. (We're at the bottom.) When the guttering was replaced, a few years ago, the tradesman hacked off the very top of this strange tree & a couple of its small branches. The tree has done nothing since then until now. 


    We thought this new growth at top could be a flowers of some sort. It has never flowered, in any way, in the seven years we have been here but we now think it is probably some new branches & leaves. This tree doesn't shed its leaves at winter & we have ever seen any leaf litter from it nor seen any dying leaves on it. No clue as to what it is.


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    Post by Joy on Thu 27 Feb 2014, 2:59 pm

    A zoom shot of the new growth.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 27 Feb 2014, 3:00 pm

    From a different angle.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 27 Feb 2014, 3:02 pm

    The new growths are slow growers. The new limb is growing from the side of where the top was severed & has at least 10 branches.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 27 Feb 2014, 3:03 pm

    Strange tree.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 10 Apr 2014, 8:57 am

    Nothing has happened in the nearly two months since these pics were taken. The branches & buds are still the same size. Talk about being a slow grower!!  :wow:
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    Post by granny on Fri 11 Apr 2014, 3:22 pm

    :smile: What a great tree, so neat that it keeps it leaves!
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    Post by Joy on Fri 11 Apr 2014, 3:42 pm

    All, bar one species, of Australian trees keep their leaves all year round, Granny.  :yes:  

    The only one that loses it leaves is the Illawarra Flame tree which loses its leaves AFTER winter, it then flowers in early spring followed by growing new leaves for summer. Cool, eh?  :cool3:  New Zealand trees are also non-deciduous.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 27 Sep 2014, 2:35 pm

    Still hasn't opened these strange growths.  Nothing has changed with them in seven months. Weird, huh?  :??:  :think2:
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    Post by granny on Sat 27 Sep 2014, 11:08 pm

    That is very weird.  Maybe it was just waiting for spring to start growing a little faster.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 28 Sep 2014, 8:53 am

    Don't know, Granny, :huh2:    as it was the same size last summer so had probably started growing during the previous spring or even earlier. Only noticed it last February. Certainly is a weird tree.  :O

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