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Tree ID needed please!




  • cherry?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,828


    or one of the similar ones.

    Can't tell you how old the one in the pic is as so much depends on the way it's been treated etc, but Mume Beni Shidon doesn't grow into a large tree.

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

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    Where is this one growing and is it a recent picture? It seems a bit late for cherry blossom.  Is the small piece by the gate part of the same? 

    I think that may have been in place for a good many yearsimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks for your suggestions all, especially Dovefromabove, from your words I have found that this tree is a 'Beni Chi Dori'

    The he branches were rough and tough (you would need secateurs to get through even a 3mm thick branch) and the flora was dense and seemed hardy.

    This photo was taken in London so I know they can survive here, now just to find a place to buy one And try to nurture it to look as good!

  • Go into the RHS plant finder,when you put the plant name in it will tell you who is growing it,and you can find out how to purchase it.

  • HCAHCA Posts: 129

    Not sure that I agree with the ID's so far.  The leaves and bark do not look right for a cherry but in truth the image is not really good enough to be sure on that point.  Not sure when the image was taken but if recently it is very late for a cherry.

    My feeling is that it is a Leptospermum  of one sort or another, but a clearer image would help confirm this.  

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    I think the bit that sticks out at the bottom in front of the gate could be part of the same and is a slightly better view. Though it has more leaves and could be something else or the bit below the graftimage

    I've looked at images of leptospermum and could happily go with that but they're not plants I know well enough to ID

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,407

    It's a broom - Cytisus. There are a number of red flowered cultivars like Red Favourite or Boskoop Ruby. They go woody like this quite quickly if not trimmed back after flowering.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    It's very blurry but I don't think they're cytisus flowers

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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