Don’s Expert Answers: Plant Identity

Question From:
Hendrik Sipkes in corowa, Corowa New South Wales

Nature of problem:
Plant Identity

Type of Plant (if known):

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:

How often do you water the plant:

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:

How long since you planted it:

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:

What other treatments have you given the plant:

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Other Comments:
Is it possible to identify this tree please. It has serrated leaves, that are very glossy and quite stiff. The nuts look like mini pieces of fig? and have two large nuts inside when you open them. The tree is full of bud at the minute and has buds that look a little bit like chooks feet? regards H

Hi Hendrik, Looks like a camellia to me, probably Camellia japonica, or maybe C. sasanqua. The pic is a bit too blurry to go much further than this. Don