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moragb1moragb1 Posts: 291
Right all you detective experts out there can anyone tell me what tree this is without a photo? Hard I know 

I went to a garden centre to buy a tree and in their display garden there was a stunning one that I have fallen in love with. Sadly the staff don’t know what it is and  it’s not labelled grr I have never seen it before

It has a pink and green horizontal striped bark and stems. Very unusual . At the moment the autumnal colour of the leaves are a vivid lemon. Presume it’s green in summer and deciduous. Think it’s an acer/maple.  It was about 12 foot tall and  was bare at the trunk and a lovely canopy of foliage . Stunning x tried to Google but having no Luck. Thanks x


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,017
    How on earth can no one on the GC staff know what it is 😵‍💫

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

  • Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,057
    acer rufinerve or a. davidii ?? 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,746
    Could this be it?

    The Snake bark Maple
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • @Dovefromabove we managed many many years ago to get a very reduced plant from a garden centre as it didn't have a label and the staff didn't know what it was.
    We did.
    We have had a fabulous Indian bean tree (Catalpa Aurea) for now many years and it cost us £2!!!
    Staff in garden centres aren't always up to date with plants and some of them have no idea.
    Not being disrespectful on all but for many it is just a job to water the plants.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,017
    Oh I get that @bertrand-mabel 😊 but surely someone there must know …. wouldn’t you think they’d say ‘I’ll go and ask’ or ‘if you come back or ring tomorrow Ill have found out for you’?  
    That’s certainly what the staff at big GC up the road here would do. 
    How can they expect to sell nameless plants? 😦

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

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