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Chinaberry

(May 2012)

QuestionI tried to ID this plant using lots of Web resources with no luck. I tried the ID by leaf but that only led to White Ash or Kentucky Coffeetree but those don't have the round fruit shape. I'm sure you know the identification. I t is a fairly common tree seen along roadsides. The tree just appeared years ago and just bloomed and produced fruit this year. The blossoms are beautiful.

 

AnswerThe tree in question is a chinaberry tree, Melia azederach. The plant can be invasive, since it produces so many fruits. Be aware that the fruits are poisonous to people and pets.


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