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D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Posts: 4,178

Anyone any idea what this might be? It is a small tree/large shrub and has these strange gnarled looking 'fruit' all on it?

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  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    It looks a little like my chestnut, have you cut open a fruit? image
  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Posts: 4,178

    No, wasn't sure quite what to do with it!

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,583

    The leaves look more like a magnolia. Did it have flowers on earlier on in the year?

  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    I also think the foliage looks like Magnolia. None of my Magnolias have ever set fruit so I have no idea what they look like. Try "googling" Magnolia fruit to look at what they look like.

  • TaraMaidenTaraMaiden Posts: 46

    That is a Magnolia. I suspect when the fruit casings go brown, and pop, the seeds inside will be a startling red....

     

    But as to variety....image

     

    It sounds as if you have just moved house and not seen the shrub in flower?

     

    Hah... wait until early spring. Breathtaking!

  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Posts: 4,178

    Thank you very much - we moved here in April and it was heavily buried under roses, nettles and geraniums, so certainly didn't see it in flower! Something to look forward to next year. Thanks again.

    • “Coffee. Garden. Coffee. Does a good morning need anything else?” —Betsy Cañas Garmon
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