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SR298SR298 Posts: 31
I would really appreciate if I could have help identifying these two plant/trees please. Thank you. 


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,097
    Not up on Conifers, but the second one reminds me of Ilex crenata.
  • The first is a Spruce, isn't it?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,041
    No 1 might be Picea Koraiensis.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    I think the second plant is Acacia Pravissima, but need to see the overall shape from further back to be sure. I drive past one of these small trees growing outside a church near enough every day. Very rare in the UK, because they are quite tender.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,142
    I think Borderline is right with Acacia but not a genus I'm familiar with. No idea which one

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,054
    The conifer resembles Abies procera (Noble Fir) ; probably var.Glauca .
    I think Borderline is spot on with A.pravissima ; a strange tree indeed !

    Never grown it , but I believe it's moderately hardy to around -5C for short periods .
  • SR298SR298 Posts: 31
    Thank you all so much for your help, I’m looking into the names to see if they are the same as my pics. I had a feeling that the Conifer was a fir of some discription - based on an article I had read a while ago- saying that Firs usually had 2 white stripes on the back of their leaves, which these do, but I wasn’t sure what type it was or even sure it was a fir for sure. As for the the second image - I had actually seen it in the lost gardens of heligan, but didn’t manage to find what it was. I do have a picture of the tree - which I have attached. It is very unusual and really like the texture of the plant/tree. It looks prickly- but the leaves are actually quite soft and eucalyptus like in appearance and colour. 
  • SR298SR298 Posts: 31
    Thank you so much Borderline, it is the Acacia Pravissima.  Really appreciate your help with that.x
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