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Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
Does anyone know what tree this leaf came from please? I have no idea about the size, shape or habit of the tree - if indeed it is a tree, or a bush. My husband's friend is under the impression that I know about these things.
Thanks in advance

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,646
    sorbus aria lutescens
    Devon.
  • Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
    Thank you so much Hostafan1, I’m sure he’ll be grateful for your help.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,646
     ;) 
    Devon.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,190
    @Pot herb This is one of the most beautiful trees in spring when the leaves open and it flowers.
    It does grow to be a big tree. We did have ours pruned but it did look odd. A year later the roots found their way into underground pipes and sadly I said goodbye. 
  • Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
    Thank you for the information GardenerSuze, I’ll pass it on as I think his garden is quite small. Thanks for taking the time.

    Hostafan1 was spot on with the ID; I didn’t claim the credit, but I’m basking in reflected glory! 
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,190
    @pot herb I live in South Notts and they do grow well locally. Think if you are out an about you should see some [varying in size ] looking nearly at there best.
  • Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
    We’re in Hampshire and I’m sure there are lots around, but I haven’t even noticed the one in our friend’s garden. I will definitely look out for one now, it’s very attractive.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,190
    I think standing and looking up into a tree on a day when the sky is blue is one of the most amazing sights there is.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    I love them. They generally grow in a really good habit too, but they do get quite sizeable - especially the canopy. It has a wide spread. 

    Whitebeam is the common name @Pot herb. Just be aware that there are also Sorbus which are mountain ash [Rowan] which are quite different, so make sure your friend knows which one he has if he's checking info etc  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
    Thanks Fairygirl, GardenerSuze and Hostafan1. My husband's friend and his wife moved into their house only a few years ago, and as their garden isn’t that big, I’m wondering if that’s why he wanted the identification. 
    Thanks for very useful information, I’ll pass it on. 
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