Tree Identification Field Guide. Our il.rated, step-by-step process makes it easy to identify a tree simply by the kinds of leaves it produces. Begin identifying .The c.myrtle is often referred to as the "lilac of the South. Red blooms cover the tree in spring, and reddish-purple leaves as well as glossy red fruit adorn it .Orange-ball-tree . Red 73 Green 24 White 19 Black 14 Orange 7 Purple 4 Bark mature appearance. Smooth 213 . South Carolina South Dakota.For South Carolina Forests The leaves are oval, smooth- edged and crowded on short twigs. TREE FACT: According to myth, Judas Iscariot hanged himself on the Judas-tree after which the white flowers turned red with shame or blood..