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Tom68Tom68 Posts: 20

Hello!

Could someone tell me what these two trees/bushes are please? (1 General and 1 close up photo of each)

Thank you,

Tom

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,559

    First one looks like Elaeagnus × ebbingei - it should have quite nasty thorns on the older branches
    http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/elaeagnus--ebbingei/classid.3772/

    2nd one - not sure, possibly a stone-fruit of some sort

    Last edited: 04 August 2017 10:56:44

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  • Tom68Tom68 Posts: 20

    Excellent thank you Pete! It does indeed have very long thorns. Do you know if it's poisonous? I trimmed it yesterday and not have a very sore scratchy throat.

  • Tom68Tom68 Posts: 20

    As for the second tree. It's never had fruit on it. But one year it did grow these funny flower/buds in the spring. Only once in 6 years though.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,559

    No that I know of Tom. I had a big one in my garden that I removed a few years ago, my arms looked like I had a fight with Edward Scirrorhands, but no sore throat.
    You didn't swallow any thorns did you :)

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Tom68Tom68 Posts: 20

    I didn't but it certainly feels like it! My arms aren't looking to great now either! The leaves seemed to be covered in a yellowy dust (maybe pollen) so that could have done the trick. The tree was very dense so I guess the wind couldn't get in and blow it all off. 

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,559

    The 2nd pic looks like a catkin of some sort, so it could be a willow.
    You may be able to match it looking at the photos here-

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=salix+catkins&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjVqPGJuL3VAhXrA8AKHQ8xAIkQsAQIJw&biw=1920&bih=1070

    Hope your throat is better soon

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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