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Please help identify some trees and shrubs

FMTaylorFMTaylor Posts: 3
edited May 2019 in Problem solving
Hi all,
Wondering if you could help me identify some trees and shrubs. I'm hoping to take cuttings from some of them to form a hedge/border around a small paddock. Would like to find out if they'd be suitable and perhaps choose the fastest-growing ones.

Photos below, labelled A-I. I don't know much at all about different types of trees but from what I've seen online, I'm wondering:
A: is this some sort of cherry tree?
B: Hawthorn?
C: also Hawthorn (with slightly different leaves) or something else?
D : some sort of wild rose? Dog rose?
E: perhaps Elder? (it's growing underneath the Hawthorn)
F: no idea
G: perhaps some sort of Ash (very small)?
H: Oak (very small)
I: not sure at all, wondered if it could be an apple tree

Any advice much appreciated - many thanks in advance.



  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530

    A Cherry tree complete with cherries.  You might want to drape some old net curtains round it when the fruit starts to ripen.  I do, since I lost every cherry to the jackdaws.

    B Hawthorn, deffo.

    C I should know this but can't remember the name.  Not hawthorn.

    E is elder, a much under-rated plant IMHO

    G is ash

    H is oak but I couldn't tell you which, there are several species

    I could be apple, pear or crab apple

    The public library can probably lend you a field guide which should help.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,120
    edited May 2019
    F  looks like Swedish Whitebeam (Sorbus x intermedia) ; widely planted in parks and gardens ;  occasionally in the countryside .
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I think B is Crataegus Monogyna.
    C looks like a Hawthorn to me. Possibly the Midland Hawthorn, Crataegus Laevigata.
  • FMTaylorFMTaylor Posts: 3
    Thanks very much all for info, very helpful!
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