Can anyone put a name to this one, please?
looks like a cornus (dog wood) see if the bark goes a nice shade of red or gold over the next few weeks, did it have any flowers?
I didn't notice any flowers. When we came here last summer it was a straggly little thing in amongst some other overgrown shrubs. I cut it back quite hard along with the other shrubs around it to see what would happen and it has come back a bit healthier looking this year. I was just wondering whether to go on nurturing it and whether to prune it again or let it do it's own thing.
Dary12, see if it does produce nice colour bark. Do you remeber if it lost its leaves last winter? I am I correct, the flowers arent very significant, just little white flatl clusters, we grow them because of the beautiful bark in the winter. I planted 3 last year, 2 with red stems, in yellow. It said cut back to 6 inches, I didnt because it was their first year. What is the fruit next to it?
Good God that typing and spelling was awful. Remember, and should read IF I am correct!
google image Populus candicans aurora.
If it is, it makes a huge tree and suckers like bejeesis.
Phew, hostafan, had a look at populus and luckily it's not that!
NannyB - I'm sure it lost it's leaves so I'll leave it uncut this year and see what colour I get. There's a lilac crowding it out at the moment but if it is a nice cornus, I might take the lilac out next year and give the cornus more space.
The fruits are on a passionflower - lovely aren't they?
Could be, Hostafan. looks like a cut back tree, certainly not a cornus.
Daryl, the more I look , I think it is PCA and especially now that nutcutlet has , kinda, agreed.
It grows like a weed and I've seen so many at car boots where someone digs up a sucker and pots it on.
Keep an eye on it.
I can only kinda agree because I'm not on intimate terms with this one
We had one here and I cut it down, it then became about 20 suckers spread over many metres.
I had the tree surgeon grind them out last month ,but I'm not convinced they'll not be back