Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

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  1. EDrisko

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    The tree has:
    a trunk covered with thorns
    green bark
    is perhaps from australia?
    the tree is used in landscaping in Los Angeles, so it's hardy zone 8-10 at least
    It can grow tall
     
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    a pic would really help out. what kind of thorns? leaves description? flowers? buds? fruit?
     
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    I would also check out Aralia spinosa, 'Devil's walking stick'.
     
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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Look up Ceiba speciosa (syn. Chorisia speciosa)
     
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    Yes, a green thorny trunk in San Diego would be likely to be a floss silk tree.
     
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    I was just searching to see what type of tree this was and saw your post. It is a ceiba speciosa (floss silk tree). I see so many of them in Los Angeles every day. They are fascinating.
     
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    I photographed this tree in the Botanical Garden at Aswan, Egypt - green trunk about 18" - 2' diameter with huge thorns all the way up like a giant rose branch, looks deciduous, leaves roughly similar to a beech tree. Not convinced about any of the answers so far. Can send pics.
     
  9. Michael F

    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep, please post the pics!

    Probably best to start a new thread for it too, as it is not necessarily the same as the plant this old thread was originally about
     
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    I am trying to identify this thorny barked tree which I came across in Malaga, Spain. I checked out Ceiba speciosa - Floss Silk Tree but I don't think that's it. See my photo attached below
     

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    It's a chorisia speciosa. The amount of thorns on the tree varies from tree to tree. I saw 2 next to each other, and one was almost completely covered with thorns, while the other barely has any. I just took a pic of one yesterday CSUF. Some were taken with my phone so the quality isn't too good.
     

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    Thank you! I'm thinking of putting in on my Flicker account and wanted an accurate id.
     
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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Now Ceiba speciosa.
     
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    Thank you
     

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