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Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

Any ideas what tree this is? I know most of my native trees but I don't 'think' this is? It looks like a tree Monty was planting the other week image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,957

    Amelanchier (aka Snowy mesipilus/ Service tree)  

    We're going to get one for our garden. image

     


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





  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Thank you Dove...now I can give it a name other than 'the tree with the white blossom' image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,957

    Good for wildlife too Fishy, with berries for the birds.  You can try them too - they're edible, but I've never tasted one. image


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





  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Oh yes the bees love the blossom. I think I'll leave the berries for the birds though Dove image

  • daisy doodaisy doo Posts: 90

    The berries are really tasty a bit like a sweet blueberry. Mind getting to eat them is a problem as the birds usually devour them first.  We were lucky last summer as picked quite a few to eat.

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,542

    I've never yet seen a berry on mine in 30 years, but I knew it had them, as it was a present from a birdimage

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    yes, I want to get one of those tooimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    Are they happy on dry alkaline soil? I fancy one of those but I've seen the looking yellow and depressed in some gardens



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,957
    A friend had one in an alkaline garden but I wouldn't call hers dry - near the Broads. There's a fabulous one in Reydon just inland from Southwold, fairly free-draining there.

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





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    It's on the listimage

    Plant Fair on Sundayimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
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