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Can someone please help me to identify this plant?

I found this plant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It looks to be a tree with purple flowers.Tree with purple flowrs
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Mulberry tree on mostly impervious surface

My recently planted mulberry tree is about 15 feet long. It appears to be growing okay but what I learned is that the growth will be very limited as the area surrounding it is mostly impervious (using ...
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How to treat a tree with stripped bark?

The tree is rowan. As i understand, the dog peeled off the bark today. What should i do to help the tree? If i should use paint, is it possible to use bark-colored paint? Should it be a special paint? ...
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Can I transplant a Sycamore sapling that is growing through a crack in concrete?

See the above pictures for reference. Also for reference, the tree's location is in the southern Hudson Valley in New York state. There is a sycamore sapling growing through a crack in a sidewalk/...
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Do I have to trim branches from my tree that extend past the fence?

My neighbor has hired a tree trimming service to trim their tree that extends over our shared fence. I have never asked them to do so, nor expressed any resentment that it grows over the fence. It ...
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My pink lemon tree isn't blooming

My pink lemon tree isn't blooming. I bought it a month ago and it came in a small container. I replanted it into a bigger container and still nothing is happening.
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Can box hedging under palm trees be affected by the palms?

I've got 6 box bushes, 4 under palm trees and 2 not. The 4 that are under the palms are badly affected by something, like dust, but the 2 that aren't are fine. Could the palm trees be dropping ...
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If I tie a string to the top of a small tree, will the string still be near the top when the tree grows up?

I'm aiming to run some rope across the tops of several small trees, and I want the ropes to rise up with the trees. I'm concerned that, rather than raising the rope up with the growth of the tree, the ...
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Gage tree leaves turned brown

I have an Oullins Golden Gage tree which is 3 years old. This year, many of the leaves have turned brown with some holes in them. I live in South West England, UK and this happened in early spring - ...
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Droopy Avocado tree

Have a four foot tall Avocado. Stays inside with grow lights until temperature stays above 50F at night. Never any problems. This year, put it outside and it droops but, only when in the sun? Not ...
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How to prune a viburnum tree back into a shrub?

Next to my house is a viburnum that has grown unchecked and now it’s a tree - maybe 12 to 15 feet tall. It is healthy. Is it possible to turn it back into a bush - more like 6 to 8 feet tall? There ...
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Palm tree rot , bark missing

I have a queen palm with the same issue . Bark missing and tree rot . How can this be fixed?
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Why are my leaves on my royal poincianas turing yellow?

so I started growing my royal poincianas from seeds and I have been noticing that their leaves are starting to turn yellow. I don't know if it was a good idea to put my mom's and and brothers ashes in ...
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Leaf disease - new leaves on pear tree dying - able to identify from photos?

Does anyone know what is killing these leaves on this pear tree (Comice pear if that matters) and how to treat it?
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What should I do with these branches at the bottom of my tree?

I recently purchased a Hakuro Nishiki Willow (tree) from a nearby nursery. When it was delivered I realized it had a set of new branches coming out of the base of the tree, that look way different ...
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How to prune a young MASTIC TREE?

This little tree is about 5 feet tall and has 4-5 stems - I want it to have multi trunk. It's growing in AZ so should I worry about sun damage after I pruned it to make it look less like a bush. The ...
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Bugs on a tree, what should I do?

Let me begin by saying I'm not much of a gardener, I can do the basics like trimming the hedges and cutting the grass with a lawn mower, but that's about it. I live in West Yorkshire, UK. Today when ...
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What to do about a mature Norway Maple in an eco-friendly native garden?

Norway Maples are considered an invasive tree in my area. I've got a very large, mature-looking specimen in my yard and while it looks quite lovely I know it only supports a tiny fraction of the ...
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Small trees came back on one side only, are they affected by winter or disease?

The two trees in the picture below seem to have been affected by either winter or the same disease The redbud to the left lost its leaves on the exact same side last year during its first summer. That ...
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Is this a girdling root and should it be removed

See below images for what appears to be a girdling root that might eventually start choking off a main root. Before I remove it I wanted to get some thoughts. Any input is much appreciated!
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Large Cedar tree with brown needles

Large Cedar tree next to grass fire. It looked okay after the fire however 4 days later the needles have turned brown on the side nearest the grass fire. What can I do to help it recover and/or will ...
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Why are the leaves on my Japanese cherry tree turning yellow?

I have a Japanese cherry tree in my front yard. (I live in a hot, high-altitude desert climate.) This is my first spring in this house, and last year the tree had significant die-off. I'm guessing it'...
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How to grow round shape on top(maple trees)?

I have a few speciments of Acer pseudoplatanus and Acer platanoides. I want to grow them, so they will have trunk without branches in bottom part and nice round "ball" at the top as that is ...
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Save Pest Damaged Sapling

It seems a rodent or other pest ate the leaves of my tree sapling (2" tall). The top appears to have been bitten off. A few days have passed and I still have not seen regrowth. Is there a way to ...
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Brown tips on young Norway Spruce

Do you think I should treat these young Norway Spruce trees for a fungus or is this browning just from winter or transplant stress? We live in Minnesota so we have long winters. We planted a long row ...
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How and what herbicide to spray around trees without killing them?

I have ongoing problems with weedwacking around my trees. I notice that on a lot of trees in government tended - and even on other private property - have a brown ring circle of very thin lawn which ...
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OK to fill a tree trunk with soil and plant in it?

We have an old apricot tree where the trunk sustained unknown damage (It was here when we bought the house, so we don't know what happened to it, specifically) and is mostly hollowed out: ...
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Spots on Shady Lady leaves - steps to improve

I recently had a Shady Lady tree, (Bucida buceras) the black olive tree), installed in my yard. This was the biggest and best-looking tree at the nursery but I am now realizing why it might have been ...
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Grafting only one of three branches of Mulberry

I have a white mulberry tree. I have planted it about 3 months ago. It was already pretty good in size and it is growing well. As you can see in the picture below, it has three main branches. I want ...
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Can I correct the uneven branch growth in my hibiscus?

We bought a house last year with a lovely hibiscus tree (plant?), about 8-9 feet tall, main trunk maybe 4" diameter. It gets lots of south/southeast direct sun in the morning and nothing direct ...
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Our 4 yr old Persian lime/ Meyer lemon tree has 10% curling leaves… what is it? Treat with what?

Curling leaves, broken bark, dying branch. What is the cause & how do I treat this? Please Advise
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Mini solar-powered pump for poorly-drained soil

I have a tree which wants well-drained soil but which is planted in clay (other than the good soil that was added around / below it). Because of where it is, it can accumulate too much water, so I put ...
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What is this tree? Southern Missouri in mid April

I was told we have flowering pink dogwoods, but these flowers only have reddish/pinkish tips and are yellowish whitish. The tree bloomed much later than the other local white dogwoods did, and these ...
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Why is a lemon from my tree like this?

I have had a lemon tree producing lemons for the lasts few years. I few I picked had weird shapes, but this one looks very strange. I'd like to know if it shapes and weird black color it means ...
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22 year old indoor palm - dying or dead?

Can this tree be revived? I see hope in a new green frond at the top but it has looked like this for two months now. I think my husband traumatized the trunk when we moved it from one room to ...
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How to encourage banana trees to grow after insulating over winter

I have a few banana trees (How to insulate banana tree during winter) that I insulated with fiberglass over the winter in northern Mississippi. Two have started growing leaves. The others haven’t, but ...
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When to remove unwanted buds

I have planted a 15 feet long mulberry plant about a week ago. I don't want it to have any branch in its bottom 7 feet. But I see it is growing new buds everywhere. When to remove these wanted bottom ...
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Identify tree with large pink flowers

Blooming in early spring in the US Northwest.
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Planting mulberry too deep

I purchased a 2-year-old mulberry plant from the nursery. it is about 15 feet in length. When I planted it in the soil, I planted it 2 feet deep, but the actual root part with it was about 1 feet deep....
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Is this a Mirror tree/Karamu?

This tree started growing on its own in the backyard and I left it as tree recognition apps suggested its Persimmon during the early stages. Now, the same apps detect it to be mirror tree. So just ...
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How to revive my olive tree :(?

I bought a 2m olive tree (see first picture) and got someone to repot and prune her. Unfortunately I think he didn’t do too great a job (second picture). Her leaves have lost their color and are brown,...
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How far apart should be fruit trees, in northern California climate (hot, dry summers -- cold, rainy winters)

We want to plant some fruit trees: plum, apricot, apple, peach, fig, mandarin, cherry, nectarine Location is zip code 95682, east of Sacramento at about 1100 ft. elevation. Good black dirt. Well ...
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Broken tip on my Leland Spruce

I have a 10 foot tall Leyland spruce where the tip (approx 6 inches)was broke and hanging down due to an ice storm. Will it grow any taller after I trim it off?
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spiral tree trunk growth

I’d like to create a helical twist in the trunk of a young tree. I’m talking about a spiral grain, not just bending it into a coil, etc. Here’s an example: I’ve read that it’s still not well ...
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Good Trees for a backyard Garden in North Carolina

What are some low maintenance trees I can plant for the North Carolina region? Priorities in order of importance Low Maintenance, Both my wife and I work demanding jobs and we have two kids. I doubt ...
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what to do if No. Calif. oak tree has water within trunk

A couple of my trees have water near the base where the tree forks upward. One guy suggests using chainsaw to cut small drain hole at bottom of bole, and then fill bole up with cement? Is this what I ...
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Can a hinoki cypress thrive in a planter with access to the earth below?

I moved into a new place with a very small 'yard'. I would like to plant a Hinoki cypress, but there is no direct access to the earth because the whole yard is covered with deck or porch. There is a ...
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A white fungus has started growing on the bark/knots of one of my tree. Anyone know how I can treat it naturally?

Anyone know how to treat this white fungus on my tree? Would like to save it and treat naturally if possible and avoid having it spread to the rest of the grove.
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Zone 8a: What is a good plant to block sun coming in 8' window

We have some west-facing bathroom windows that start at 8' and go to the ceiling at 10'. I would like plant something to filter the light and stop the afternoon sun from streaming in to our bathroom ...
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Is my silver birch dead?

I live in the UK, and have a silver birch in front of my house and a large branch fell off of it recently. (On the floor to the left of the tree. It used to be attached on the left of the tree where ...
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