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Can anyone help identify this tree for me? It seems to me it is Japanese in a style and the branches all fan out horizontally from the trunk. I’m not really sure how to prune it either - it’s such a beautiful shape but beginning to look a little unruly. Thank you 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,555
    Cornus but I can't go closer than that
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,155
    Wedding cake tree. Cornus controversa variegata.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • zoe 491zoe 491 Posts: 2
    Much appreciated. I shall look up more about it.
  • RaspberryKillerRaspberryKiller Richmond, LondonPosts: 156
    Wedding cake tree. Cornus controversa variegata.
    Mmm... Cake.

  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 576
    Lovely small white flowers in clusters, (vaguely like cow parsley flowers). 
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