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24/08/2013 at 16:09

Hi can anybody help please ?.

In the pot we had a lady lace tree, unfortunately it died. Now this plant is growing, i'm not sure whether it's a new tree or weed. The leaves look like the lady lace but it didn't have any thorns on it.

thanks

Rita

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24/08/2013 at 16:17

that does look like a robinia. maybe the thorns come when it's more mature

24/08/2013 at 17:07

I would say that it is definately a Robinia.

24/08/2013 at 17:33

Thank you nutcutlet &kay3

I'm so please it is a beautiful tree.

On the original tree we bought from a garden centre, it had a 3 foot trunk and then the leaves came from the top. I don't suppose you know how to do that? I'm very new to gardening and would hate to kill it, as it's growing really fast.

24/08/2013 at 17:50

I presume the original was a twisted dwarf robinia, however that looks like a seedling, it will not grow "twisted" and will have very sharp thorns. We have one and the seedlings all revert to the original type.

 
24/08/2013 at 18:18

Oh right thank you, is there any way of turning into what I had before 

 

24/08/2013 at 18:48

no, it's what it is,the species, What you had before was a sport, a mutation.. What you have now is much nicer than a bent one

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