In ground, in container red bougy.

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Thought I would post some pictures of this bougainvillea. I got this as a replacement for one that was sent and no good. This one was pretty much not worth having but I though I would mess with it anyways. Its in a container planted in ground. Winter rolls in and I can remove the container and tree and put in the greenhouse.

Pretty crappy tree but the next time it flowers it should look pretty cool.
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Needing a trim and found something growing at the base that doesn't look like any weed around here. Looks like my tamarind tree??? Any idea or is it just a weed. Be cool if it was from my tamarind. I could pot it up and just watch it grow.
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Looks like my tamarind tree???
Looks like a tamarind to me as well...

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It does not look like Texas Ebony (to me). I have four seedlings of Texas Ebony in addition to an adult tree.

The leaflets on a Texas Ebony are opposing, while on Tamarind they are alternating.

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Looks like a tamarind to me as well...

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It does not look like Texas Ebony (to me). I have four seedlings of Texas Ebony in addition to an adult tree.

The leaflets on a Texas Ebony are opposing, while on Tamarind they are alternating.

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Thanks for the info. I think your correct on tamarind.
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I don't think this is a tamarind. It doesn't have opposing leaves like my tamarind I have and now I am seeing something different on the bottom side of the stems. Growing like crazy. I think maybe Texas ebony because they are in the greenbelt behind my house plus I don't believe tamarinds grow wild here.
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Looks like Texas ebony have opposing leaves. I have no idea what this is.
 

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Looks like Texas ebony have opposing leaves. I have no idea what this is.
No Thorns = No Texas Ebony, even when small. These 2 range in size from 4 to 7 inches tall and are loaded with thorns. Considered a clip and grow not only because of that but they really can be controlled that way easily. Also, they lignify fast -

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I have no idea what it is but for sure not Texas ebony. The leaves fold up like a tamarind but its growing and not looking like my tamarind I have.
 
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It's looking more and more like the weeds I used to pull out of my flower beds. But as with a lot of weeds, it might have a use in kusamono.
Probably is just a weed. Good idea with the kusamono idea. Its pretty cool looking and I like that the leaves fold up. Defiantly grows like a weed. I will watch it grow and see what happens. I'm going to keep researching to see if I can figure out what it is.
 
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It appears as though it may be some type of spurge. I have something similar which appears anywhere I water at my house in the desert. That variety is commonly called Spotted Spurge.

Correction.....it appears that my particular weed is prostrate spurge, while Spotted Spurge is more upright. Most of these appear to have flowers in the leaf axils.
 
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It appears as though it may be some type of spurge. I have something similar which appears anywhere I water at my house in the desert. That variety is commonly called Spotted Spurge.

Correction.....it appears that my particular weed is prostrate spurge, while Spotted Spurge is more upright. Most of these appear to have flowers in the leaf axils.
I will look into it. The folding leaves are throwing me off.
 
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I didn't have enough room in the green house so I put this in the house. Decided to wire it up and this time I bent the branches at a downward angle. Been keeping it flat but I believe the flowering will me much better angled down. The top will fill in and with the branches down it should look nice when it flowers. Doesn't look good at this time of year but will come alive this spring.

This is one I was going to throw away. Stuck it in a tub and then in the ground. Next year I will work it more and will be on the stand with the others. More light will help the leaves get smaller. It was in a lot of shade before.

Last picture is what it looked like when I got it. I don't think it will ever be a bonsai. Fun project though.
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I didn't have enough room in the green house so I put this in the house. Decided to wire it up and this time I bent the branches at a downward angle. Been keeping it flat but I believe the flowering will me much better angled down. The top will fill in and with the branches down it should look nice when it flowers. Doesn't look good at this time of year but will come alive this spring.

This is one I was going to throw away. Stuck it in a tub and then in the ground. Next year I will work it more and will be on the stand with the others. More light will help the leaves get smaller. It was in a lot of shade before.

Last picture is what it looked like when I got it. I don't think it will ever be a bonsai. Fun project though.
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I think you've done a very nice job with it, considering what you started with.
 
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I think you've done a very nice job with it, considering what you started with.
Thanks Carol, I really didn't know what to do with. It was free but not much to work with. Will put a little more effort into next year. I may make it weep lower and lower. Thinking of it like a wisteria. Only nice when in flower.