what sort of a tree was that ?




Can a any one tell me what sort of a birch tree this is. I have decided to have a birch in my garden and came across this one on my dog walk today and I love it. The bark looked beautiful in the sun and the blossom was so pretty. 

Mind you theres me calling it a birch when it may not be !

Thanks in advance

Sara x


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,050

    There's no photo Sara but anything with blossom isn't a birch, they have little catkins

  • Here's another PIC of the bark

    Sara x



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,050

    Where was that photo when I looked firstimage

    One of the cherries I should think

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    Hello Sara,

    Not a birch with all that blossom.  Some kind of cherry or plum possibly.  You will get more ideas from other forum folks soon.  A very pretty tree though.

  • Sorry nutcutlet, I could blame my computer but that would be a lie !! 

    Oh, I thought it was a birch because of the bark. Hopefully with a picture someone could enlighten me. X

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,050

    Always blame the computer Saraimage I do

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,806

    The bark has a hint of the lovely rich cinnamon  colour of the Prunus serrula and the flowers are right, but they usually have much more colour in the trunk image

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,357

    I agree, almost certainly a cherry.  If you can get near enough to smell the blossom, cherries hardly ever have a noticeable scent but plums usually do smell 'flowery'. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks everyone, when I walk the dog up there next I will have a sniff ! 

    Sara x

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