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D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,954

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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"To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin

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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 Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,954

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

    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,472

    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 Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,954

    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.

    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
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