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Can anyone help to identify this tree?

This tree appeared in my postage stamp front garden last year, it blossomed in Spring so I left it wondering what fruit it might bare but seems to be some sort of nut, any ideas please?


  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,594
    Looks like Winter Sweet: Chimonanthus praecox.
    Did the flowers come out in the spring before the leaves and were they fragrant?
    You can propagate from the fruits with seeds inside but this will take many years before it will flower.
  • sp14091961sp14091961 Posts: 3
    Good morning

    I just google image Chimonanthus praecox Winter Sweet but unfortunately the blossom was definitely nothing like that, in fact I thought it was a fruit tree but to no avail. The fruit is very strange I thought maybe a pistachio nut tree. Thanks anyway
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited May 2020
    Which part of the world is it growing in?
    If in the UK, the leaves actually look like plum or cherry and maybe the weird shaped fruit is the result of 'Pocket plum' disease?

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,014
    I was thinking exactly the same as @BobTheGardener

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • sp14091961sp14091961 Posts: 3

    thsnk you looks like your right, hubby has chopped  all bad branches off and disposed off. There are a few nice green fruit at top possible plums will keep you informed 
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