Hi all, I've got a forest flame growing in the garden, but there's something growing through it. I've tried to check online to see what it is, but I'm not getting anywhere as I don't know anything about plants and I was hoping for some help here.
a tree seedling of some sort, maybe a whitebeam or some other sorbus. You'll need to remove it, whatever it is it will be much bigger than the forest flame soon
A tree? I'm kinda excited about it being a tree to be honest, but I don't think it's in the best place. Could it be moved elsewhere maybe? I've only got a small garden.
You could try replanting it but I'd give priority to forest flame if either set of roots have to be sacrificed.
It's not the best time for moving a deciduous tree but I think you should have it out of there.
The forest flame has been there for about ten years, it's the best looking one out of the two I have on that patch of grass. The other appeared last year (at least, that was when I noticed it, must have been longer ago) and I thought it was just a weed at first but waited to see what it'd do. When it got taller, I thought it might be something other than a weed. Any advice for how to move it please?
Would it harm the forest flame if I kept it there? Scared to harm either of them to be honest. I think it's up the side of it rather than through it. Though... it's against a hedge too between two houses. There's not a great deal of room there for a tree really.
Do bear in mind that sweet little sapling will grow into something enormous.
I'd suggest following nut's advice above
Damn. I've got someone coming in this week to do other stuff to the garden, I'll get him to move it. Love the idea of a random tree growing in the garden, but if it could cause damage, I don't want to be unpopular with the neighbours. Seems a shame to kill it though. But I guess I couldn't have something really big in the garden, it's only small. Is it a whitebeam after all then?
Looks like Sorbus intermedia the Swedish Whitebeam which does self seed in this country but could also be a Rowan/Whitebeam hybrid [Sorbus x thuringiaca I think] which also occur in this country.
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If that's what it is, seems to have found its way fairly far north as I'm in Glasgow!
Probably is Swedish Whitebeam then, planted in a lot of industial cities in the past due its tolerance of smoke pollution. Coming from Sweden it probably finds the Scottish climate to be nice and mild.