What's this tree please?

Requests about identification of wild plants in Malta and Gozo. (Please include precise details and pictures to help the experts in their ID process)

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satt-guy
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What's this tree please?

Post by satt-guy » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:21 pm

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Post by RB » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:34 pm

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Easy to propagate by seed sown around March, and a fast grower too! Fibres in seed pods should be avoided, it is also known as the "Cow Itch Tree" :shock: and for good reason...

I have one I grew from seed and it is now around 35 feet high. Once established it will survive even in a very dry location.

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Post by RB » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:37 pm

I disagree with the notes found in some places that this tree grows to around 25 feet - it grows larger, several sizeable specimens can be found in Malta and Gozo public gardens that are MUCH larger.

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Post by satt-guy » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:34 am

Thanks for the reply and information!

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:40 am

Thanks RB for keeping up... the forum needs a boost soon!

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