Hi, a friend sent me this and asked if I know what it is but I am stumped can anyone help please?
Peanuts? Though I think they grow on bushes, not trees...
Are the flowers fully open? If not could you post a photo when they are?
Could it be a handkerchief tree - Davidia involucrata ?
Pam LL x
Not sure now - sorry!
It is in an overgrown garden in London my friend is trying to rejuvinate and not wanting to get rid of anything that might be worth keeping!
Well, going on the theory that if we don't know what it is, it's likely to be something quite unusual - it's a mature tree and I'd leave it be and look forward to finding out more about it and working with it - hopefully someone will come up with an ID eventually
Thanks will let you know what it is! the mystery awaits to be unfolded by nature... thanks
They look like Broad Beans. Maybe you've got a hybrid broad bean tree! Now THAT would be good. I love broad beans!
Seriously, the leaves look like a Catalpa. If those "bean" pods get elongated then it is. Let us know, we wait with baited breath.
Nutcutlet has a Catalpa - wonder if she's seen this thread?