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Help ID a tree please

kabongkabong Posts: 2


I saw a tree today and would appreciate some help in identifying it, if possible.

It's deciduous, 4 inch leaves (skinny, oval) with a serrated edge.

It has also had distinctive 'cones'. They looked like pine cones but they were hollow and paper thin.

Any ideas?



  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,568

    Hornbeam? (Ironwood type)

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • kabongkabong Posts: 2

    Thanks for that. I have just looked up some images and it matches. I have never seen hornbeam catkins or as a tree. We have some hedging in the garden but have never seen catkins on it.


    Thanks again.

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,568

    If you pick the seeds don't put them into your trousers pocket. I once did and then spent three excruciating hours feeling them migrate into my nether regions before I could get home and change my clothes.image

    Lessons were learned.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • image

     Can anyone identify this shrub growing in Corfu, Greece, Thank you.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    Ricinus communis, aka Castor oil plant

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Wow! I looked it up and it was very intriguing: spies, murder etc. But on another note the book I have: My readers Digest encyclopaedia of garden plants and flowers, 1971 edition gives sowing seeds as the only means of propagation. Is there another method; cuttings perhaps?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    seeds are easy, I've never thought of doing anything else. It's a shrub/tree in its native habitat but a tender plant grown as an annual in the UKimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • When are the seeds ready. What do I look for ?

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,383

    Will it only be an annual image, i thought it was going to grow into a little tree.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    Not unless you've got a big heated GH Lynimage

    The seeds follow on from those orange flowers Mistertiler.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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