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SR298SR298 Posts: 31
Hello, I was wondering is anyone may be able to tell me what this plant/tree is. I was given this  - it was thought that it was an Abutilon megapotamicum, 
 and I meant to plant it last autumn, but didn’t get round to it. Since then it’s grown and I realise it’s not an abutilon. Would really appreciate if anyone would be able to help ID this. Thank you. 


  • SR298SR298 Posts: 31
    I’m leaning towards a brich of some sort but I’m not sure. 
  • I think I'd agree, Birch or possibly Alder at a pinch
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,008
    My money is on Birch ! :)
  • SR298SR298 Posts: 31
    Thank you Yorkshirerose and PaulB3, I thought it looked like it. could it be a silver birch you think? 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,008
    More than likely ! They don't develop the white bark until later .
    I planted four tiny 'whips' in 1990 in my garden ; they're now 50+ foot stunners with beautiful silvery bark .
    Excellent wildlife tree also .
    Look after it !
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