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tree ID please

iceice Posts: 332

Sorry for keep asking for ID but want to know what these trees are at the bottom of the garden. They are either side of a elderly apple tree which has mistletoe over it.


Any ideas what they are and how to care for all three? 






  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,955

    No idea, but hopefully someone can help you.

    Utah, USA.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,168

    I'd say apple and a bit of forsythia 

    (and sycamore)

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,168

    It's a conifer Edd. image

    It's not a pine or a yew. That exhausts my conifer knowledgeimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • iceice Posts: 332
    Thanks, the one in the background is 3 or 4 giant leyandii belonging to neighbours.

    Bit disappointed with sycamore guess it self seeded, will have to work out whether it can stay.

    The fruit tree has a mangled top, anything I can do to help it?

    Any tips for the mistletoe apple?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,012

    I'd get rid of the sycamore - it'll soon shade everything else out and stop you growing anything near it and it'll seed everywhere and you'll be living in a forest!

    It's not as if you're short of trees, and even if you were, there are hundreds of trees I'd plant before choosing a sycamore image

    I'd see how the fruit tree (probably an apple) does this year before deciding what to do with it - it may need a bit of pruning but I can't really see the shape from the photo.

    As for the mistletoe apple - it sounds as if it's happy the way it is image

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

  • DorsetUKDorsetUK Posts: 441

    Agree with Dove re the Sycamore, loads of them here though my main problem, as it overhangs my very small garden, is the equally prolific Ash

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