Tree ID please



  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,296
    Your original answer was "Prunus cerasifera is a very early flowering Prunus. Cherry Plums"  Which is why I queried what you said.

    Bullace...agree ....cannot find any record for it having  thorns.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,296
    edited 15 March
    I put this on the back burner for a while.

    Hope info below will be helpful.

    Zooming in on your pic nutcutlet I can see young twigs that are  green.
    It flowers very early but flowers differs from Blackthorn.
    Your plant has thorns.
    I believe your plant may be Prunus cerasifera Myrobalan...cherry plum.

    Quote below....."Overview:  it is one of the first prunus species to flower in spring and can grow to eight metres. The bark is dark grey and develops fissures with age, and twigs are green and covered in a fine down when young."

    Quote from below.........."Sometimes known as the Myrobalan Plum. This was once grown as a shelter belt for orchards and we have traced this use back to the 1700's. Make jam, wines or even liqueurs from the fruits. Forms a very dense hedge of thorny twigs making it an extremely effective barrier."

    I cannot see any Green twigs on owd potters pic.
    Twigs appeared is thorny....hence my answer of Blackthorn.
    But could it be Prunus cerasifera Myrobalan...cherry plum?

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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