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Seedling identification

This popped up in my garden and I decided to try and save it. Thought it was a tree, but after doing some research I'm not sure.

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  • Probably just a weed of some sort 😂
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,444
    It's an avocado seedling, They can be kept as houseplants but always want to be trees so not really very suitable.
  • CharlotteFCharlotteF East Surrey, UKPosts: 337
    Is that the seed in the first pic? I wonder if it could be a (squirrel stashed) walnut?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356
    Skandi said:
    It's an avocado seedling, They can be kept as houseplants but always want to be trees so not really very suitable.
    I agree. They pop up in our compost heap from time to time and I’ve also grown them intentionally in the past. Pretty easily identifiable once you’ve seen one or two. 
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  • Thanks so much for this! Makes total sense of course, the avocado seed came from our compost. This is my first time here or posting and I'm really grateful for the immediate responses. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356
    It’s good to be able to help. 

    There’s lots of info online about growing them on as houseplants. I like to nip the growing tip out once iff if gets to about 12” tall then it’ll grow sideshoots and can make a rather elegant houseplant for a light but not south facing window. Filtered light is good. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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