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What kind of tree is this, Zakynthos, Greece?

SverigeSverige Posts: 21



can you please help me out with some newbie questions? I'm here on holiday in Zakynthos and my wife is keen on the tree in the attached pics. 

Can anyone please tell me what kind of ree this is? 

Last edited: 10 August 2017 10:44:58


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,046

    Robinia inermis?

  • SverigeSverige Posts: 21

    Sorry I'm having some trouble posting. I'll try adding my questions Here. 

    - what kind of tree is this.?

    - do you think if we took a cutting from it, it might successfullI grow 

  • SverigeSverige Posts: 21

    Sorry, I don't know why but I can't post to this forum without my device locking up half way through a sentence, so ill try writing this out in another app then copying and pasting!
    I'm new on the forum and currently on holiday in Zakythos Greece. My wife likes this tree and I wonder of you could please tell me:
    - what kind of tree is this?- if we could take a cutting, do you think it could grow successfully in mid-Sweden or is of strictly a warm-weather variety?- if taking a cutting might work, how should I do this?

    Many thanks in advance!

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,046

    if you took a cutting from it without the owners' permission, it would be theft. and if you brought live plant material back to the UK without the correct " paperwork" you'd be breaking the law.

    I'd leave it alone and buy one when you get home.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,046

    Post overlap. 

    I have no idea about import restrictions into Sweden.

  • SverigeSverige Posts: 21

    Hi Hostafan1. Thanks for that super speedy response. I'll look it up. Of course you're right about needing to make sure I'm allowed to take a cutting into Sweden and as for permission from the owner, it is in the grounds of our hotel so I'm sure they will not mind. 

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,117

    Given the climate difference between Greece - hot, dry, no frosts, plenty of light even in winter - and Sweden I think you might be able to grow one in a very tall conservatory with added daylight bulbs.

    When you get home, look up robinias suitable for the Swedish climate and ask at you local nursery or garden centre if there are any other trees with similar foliage.

    Last edited: 10 August 2017 12:01:41

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  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,790

    You can bring any plant material into the UK (and should be the same in all othe EU countries) as long as it was grown in an EU country, is free from disease and for personal use.  That's from the Govt website. I've been doing so without problems for years, but not taken from the wild. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,046

    thanks for the KOG. I was unaware of this. 

    I stand corrected,

    Good to know. 

    I thought it was just seeds and bulbs. 

    Note to self, leave room in suitcase.image


  • SverigeSverige Posts: 21

    Thanks everyone. I agree obelixx, it seems unlikely a plant thriving in Greece would do well on Sweden but I thought I'd ask. I'm afraid I'm an utter ignoramus when it comes to gardening.  
    KOG thank you for thee guidance. And Hostafan you're right, we should all keep our eyes open on our hols....
    Appreciate all your assistance so far!

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