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Tree ID please

DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
Just coming into leaf in our "new" garden ...





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  • FritillaryFritillary WiltshirePosts: 489
    I think it could be Prunus Padus ( Bird Cherry) :)
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Thanks, I'll look at it with that in mind. It's suckering all over the place. Or self-seeding.
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    @Fritillary I can see where you're coming from with the leaf shape, but at the moment I'm unable to find the "two glands on the stalk at the leaf base" that the Woodland Trust say is characteristic of the tree. But then I don't really know what I'm looking for!

    I'll post some more photos when the flowers start to come out.
  • FritillaryFritillary WiltshirePosts: 489
    I think the glands are those lighter green dots where the stalk meets the leaf.
  • FritillaryFritillary WiltshirePosts: 489
    Sorry not a very good photo I had to hold the camera in the air and hope for the best. Bird cherry in my garden.
  • FritillaryFritillary WiltshirePosts: 489
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    I think the glands are those lighter green dots where the stalk meets the leaf.
    I'll go and take another look thank-you, except too hot to move at the moment!
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    After much peering I can see two tiny white dots at the base of the leaf. So, you might have nailed it! Just have to wait for the flowers now.
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    It's now in flower -



    Interestingly it seems to be suckering, which, allegedly, Bird Cherry doesn't do???
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,628
    Mine did but that was after we'd disturbed its roots by digging round it to lift grass and incorporate it in a larger bed - fed up of trying to mow round it and a couple of other trees in that end of the grass.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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