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keepitlivekeepitlive Posts: 102
Can anyone identify this tree for a friend who has recently moved house


  • DarleydameDarleydame Posts: 18
    Ask the neighbours if it's evergreen as to me it looks more like an overgrown shrub than a tree . Very nice though but sorry can't help with naming
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121
    That is very nice indeed ; could it possibly be a very old variegated evergreen Illicium?
    Sometimes known as the Aniseed Tree .

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,591
    edited June 2018
    Illicium is rather a rare shrub for UK gardens.
    Rarer still is the much slower variegated form.

    keepitlive please can you add more pics to this thread when this shrub flowers.
    I am sure I know it but cannot bring the name to mind.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    What height is this 'tree'. It looks like a shrub that has been pruned over the years. It looks like one of the Pieris, but could be totally off the mark.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,591
    borderline ...thank you for putting me out of my misery.
    The way the leaves turn red when damaged is typical of Pieris.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121
    Slight fuzziness in pic.2 on my screen , but the bark seems to resemble Pieris .

    I would imagine it looks stunning when the new leaves emerge .
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