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Leaf recognition please?

Had this tree come up through my fence last year it’s grown a good bit but I have no idea what it is, no flower or anything other than leaves so far.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,135
    It may well be bird-cherry where a bird has dropped a cherry stone which has germinated. I've no idea if it'll ever produce fruit. Most people pull them out as it'll grow into a big tree, but see what others think

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    Do, or did, you neighbours have a deutzia?   Could be suckers from that rather than a tree as its habit is more bush like than tree like.
  • No he planted in his but come up in ours but not there now to ask.  Not sure if to leave or cut down .
    thankyou for replies .
  • Has quite thick trunk? 
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,024
    It's obviously going to ruin that fence. Should have been pulled out immediately upon appearing (on either side of the fence). ;)
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • I asked for recognition not advice on the fence thankyou 
  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    Yes, that’s not a bush!   I would say a wild cherry, prunus avium, rather than a bird cherry.   Either way it grows to 50-60ft.....
  • Ok Helix thankyou very much. I will deal with it, was hoping it was something worth keeping as hate to cut down tree but it’s quite close to the house . Thanks again
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