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Q.The Ficus Looking Tree Started Growing Out Of Nowhere.

Zone 33431 | nancywarner@mail.com added on March 10, 2020 | Answered

Are you sure that it’s a rhododendron… It also looks like a poisonous plant called manchineel… Can you roll that out?

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Answered on March 10, 2020

It is not a Manchaneel. I can say that.

I'm not completely certain, just from one photo, but Rhododendron, especially a larger leaf variety, is most likely.

Behind that could be Pachira glabra, or possibly Prunus laurocerasus.

That should help narrow down some possibilities.

Waiting for the flowers can give a better indication, and budding characteristics will help, here, as well.

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