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Plant ID if possible; Thanks :)

thefoostybadgerthefoostybadger TaysidePosts: 16
Hello everyone, long time lurker, first post. Hope members can help ID the plant in the photos below, I'd be very grateful if so. 

I've spent ages on google, asked family members and other keen gardeners with no luck.

Appeared in my border 2 summers ago as a tiny self seeder; now is around 4 foot tall with a further 2 foot of 3 stems forming a goblet shape at the the top of the "trunk". Its woody, with a circumference of about 2" at it's base. Deciduous and the leaves alternate.

Didn't want to bin it immediately as my first thought was it might be a weed or something undesirable or invasive, BUT on the other hand could be something I would want to keep.

Have popped it in a border, and now really have to move and keep, or bin it. Am hoping that the 2 photos of just the leaves are enough for someone to help, (these were taken last autumn), as what surrounds it makes a photo of the trunk/stems difficult, (but I can try if necessary).

Apologies if this is something really obvious; no one I have showed it recognises it, but I suppose we could all be as "sheltered" in gardening terms as each other! :)

Thanks in advance.

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,638
    might it be a sucker from a cherry tree?
    Devon.
  • thefoostybadgerthefoostybadger TaysidePosts: 16
    Wow; that was quick @Hostafan1, thanks! :)  No cherry trees around unfortunately.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,638
    Soz!! :'(
    Devon.
  • thefoostybadgerthefoostybadger TaysidePosts: 16
    No need for Soz.....I'm a bit relieved the first resonse wasn't a "Jeez, don't you know that's a ****, you berk" :)
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,638
    No need for Soz.....I'm a bit relieved the first resonse wasn't a "Jeez, don't you know that's a ****, you berk" :)
    that actually made me laugh out loud. Well done.
    Devon.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,866
    It could have grown from a cherry pip dropped by a bird.  I am inclined to say rip it out while you can.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • thefoostybadgerthefoostybadger TaysidePosts: 16
    @fidgetbones Yeah ripping it out was high on my mind on discovery and again last summer. Thing is, I could actually do with something that is looking like it has a bit of height to it, which has resulted in me reserving judgement.

    If no one offers encouragement here it's coming out before it's a pussie (Dundee word) to do so! :smiley:
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,709
    Definitely Prunus sp...a cherry tree.
    A gift from the birds maybe.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,638
    Definitely Prunus sp...a cherry tree.
    A gift from the birds maybe.
    @Silver surfer says it's a cherry, that's good enough for me.  ;)
    Devon.
  • thefoostybadgerthefoostybadger TaysidePosts: 16
    Hostafan1 said:
    Definitely Prunus sp...a cherry tree.
    A gift from the birds maybe.
    @Silver surfer says it's a cherry, that's good enough for me.  ;)
    And me! :smile:

    Thanks everyone for your help.
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