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What is this ornate tree outside the Gherkin

GrahamSGrahamS Posts: 4

I've walked past this a number of time now and after researching am no closer to identifying it.

It had a pine like trunk with fern looking leaves.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,481

    Mr Google says they're Dawn Redwoods (Metasequoia glyptostrobodies)

    ... http://www.redwoodworld.co.uk/picturepages/london.htm 

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  • GrahamSGrahamS Posts: 4
    Dovefromabove says:

    Mr Google says they're Dawn Redwoods (Metasequoia glyptostrobodies)

    ... http://www.redwoodworld.co.uk/picturepages/london.htm 

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    See original post

     Thank you :) I searched high and low for a page like that! Will be getting one I think

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,623

    Have you seen how big these things get?   Have you got the space it will need?  And the soil?

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/11093/Metasequoia-glyptostroboides/Details 

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Had one of these in my garden until recently ; when the roots got near the house from 50' away my concern grew ; regrettably had to get rid . Had reached 40' tall in 25 years and would have got much bigger ; even coned every year !

    I bitterly regret the loss image ; a truly beautiful tree , but not suitable for the average garden .

  • InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 558

    Who the **** planted a tree that big near houses? Is there such a thing as "Crime against gardening"?

    Everyone likes butterflies. Nobody likes caterpillars.
  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

    Thats not houses, its just a 400ft tall glass buidling.. What's the worst that can happen :) 

    I work opposite the gerkin and have many times admired the trees they planted around it. Always nice to see some greenery amongst the concrete jungle that is the city. 

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,623

    It is, but the OP seems to want one for their own garden, hence the warning on size and suitability.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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