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I'm in Virginia and these trees
are all over the area. The leaf pattern is such that it reminds me of how a fern developes it's leaves. In another words a lot of little leaves right across from one another and then one at the tip. And there are multiple trunks that grow at an angle rather than straight up. But I have noticed that on the mature ones there is usually only one trunk. I don't know if that is due to pruning or what but that is what I have been able to observe.
It seems to be either self seeding or maybe there is a root that is producing the new tree
I can't really tell. What I know is I have a baby one growing
in the garden and I really like these trees
but the landlords father doesn't want any trees
in that area because of the retaining wall.
I would like to pot it and see if I can braid the trunks when it gets that size and maybe root prune it like a bonzai so that it can be kept indoors. But first I need to find out what it is. So please help me?