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Help to identify a tree please?

Hello there,

I'm a real beginner at this sort of thing so hoping someone can help me or point me in the right direction.

I'm trying to identify a lovely tree in the front garden of our new house (so that we can rename and forever obliterate it's current name!). We can't get rid of the name, we have to change it.

Anyway, we have lots of good comments on the tree so think it would be nice to name the house after it. 

My very basic knowledge suggests it *might* be a whitebeam but someone has also said Rowan but I'm not convinced.

If anyone could help me I'd really appreciate it.

Many thanks and best wishes.


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  • PhaidraPhaidra Posts: 501
    Gosh, it looks so familiar, but I don't quite know its name!  Plenty of really helpful people here though who know thei stuff.
  • Thank you! Fingers crossed … !
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,422
    It looks like Cotoneaster cornubia to me...
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,312
    It looks like Cotoneaster cornubia to me...
    And to me. 

    A bit of a mouthful for a name ... Berry Cottage?  :/
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Thanks so much, I've never even heard of a Cotoneaster cornubia so I would have never have got that! 

    Love the idea of Berry House though - or Red Berry House! 

    Thanks again.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,571
    Might even be a rather poorly pruned C. Hybridus Pendulus.
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,312
    Love Red Berry House  <3
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Love Red Berry House  <3
    Me too. :smile:
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,422
    Probably better than Cornubia Cottage...   :D
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,853
    I would certainly go with Cotoneaster sp. We cut a monster like that down at my friends house. It was pushing over the fence. I had never seen one with such a thick trunk.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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