Fae Aeval
Fae Aeval
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  • La Porte, TX
Asked on Aug 5, 2012

Tree identification

Ruth MSharron WKMS Woodworks
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Does anyone know what kind of tree has this foliage?
The "fruit" is small at this point, I would say no larger than 1/2 inch.
The "fruit" is small at this point, I would say no larger than 1/2 inch.
14 answers
  • Patience T
    on Aug 6, 2012

    if the leaves are prickly it's a lemon tree

  • Sharron W
    on Aug 6, 2012

    The fruit looks like apples rather than citrus though...so I just don't know...maybe a crabapple?

  • Walter Reeves
    on Aug 6, 2012

    where does the tree grow?

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Aug 6, 2012

    if you cut the fruit in half is it more apple like ...or citrus like?

  • Fae Aeval
    on Aug 7, 2012

    The "fruit" has a pit inside of it. It's not a smooth pit, more irregular shaped. The leaves aren't prickly. I have a crabapple on the property too. It's fruit is arranged differently than this tree's fruit. Walter, the tree is growing in the Sam Houston National Forest just north of Houston, TX. Sorry I was so slow to respond, but I can't get this site to work on my phone, and I haven't had time at home to get online. Thank you for taking the time to respond to me. :-)

  • Sharron W
    on Aug 8, 2012

    Well if you cut across it's not a star shape? so that would rule out apples....anyone know about quince?

  • Carol C
    on Aug 8, 2012

    It's a Meyer Lemon tree

  • Sharron W
    on Aug 8, 2012

    Wow! Lucky You to have a Lemon Tree!!!!

  • Fae Aeval
    on Aug 8, 2012

    Does lemon smell like lemon when it is underdeveloped? This has NO noticeable scent. The pit is just one irregular shaped pit inside each "fruit" not many seeds. The property I bought had a gardner living there for many years, but has been vacant for eight years. The tree is about 20 feet tall, and not in an area that is overly sunny.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Aug 9, 2012

    If it has a pit then in may be an ash... http://www.emeraldashborer.info/files/e2892ash.pdf the leaves look compound to me and the fruit seems about right.

  • Sharron W
    on Aug 10, 2012

    @KMS, you don't think that fruit looks kind of like black walnut?

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Aug 10, 2012

    it does a bit but walnuts have more leaflets in their compound leaf

    , black walnut leaf, Ash leaf
  • Sharron W
    on Aug 10, 2012

    Yeah I see what you mean...it never occured to me it could be a nut, even though I grew up in Calif. with English Walnut trees everywhere...

  • Ruth M
    on Mar 1, 2015

    Not a walnut. Maybe a plum or peach?

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