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B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,288

Th photos are rubbish but they might  help  with the shape  of the tree.

It is deciduous  and the trunks and branches  are a pinkish  terracotta  colour.  I think  the trunk  is smooth  but it's  a few gardens away. 

The leaves are sage  green.

It's  a very  large  and beautiful  tree. Does anyone  know  what it is.?

And the photo  option  has disappeared. Will  post  photo separately.

No  joy with  photo. Will try later 

Last edited: 21 May 2016 15:26:08

In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,430

    Hi B3. Any possibility of describing the leaf shape and size to help with identifying?

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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,288

    No. I'm afraid not. I can only see it out of an upstairs window. Will try to photograph it with a proper camera and post it via tablet

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,288

    trying it from laptop - so much technology - so little time!

    image

    success!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,915

    Looks like a eucalyptus to me.

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    - Cicero
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,288

    Wow. Didn't realise they got that big. It certainly has a southern hemisphere look about it.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,430

    I agree with LG the L. They are beautiful trees. See lots of them in the South of France and they can be pruned as hard as you like. The young leaves are rounded and the mature leaves are scimitar shaped.

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  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,915

    They can get very big indeed. But don't rely on me for the ID, I'm just guessing. Someone proper will be along soon I'm sure!

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,288

    No I Googled it and that's the one.  I'm not particularly observant so it must be the surrounding trees that are deciduous . lovely to look at from here but I'm glad it's not in my garden!

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  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

    If it was closer, you could scrunch up a leaf to get confirmation - smells like Olbas oil.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    LG the L says:

    They can get very big indeed. But don't rely on me for the ID, I'm just guessing. Someone proper will be along soon I'm sure!

    See original post

     

    HaHa someone proper....! Who knows stuff. image

    I thought it looked a bit olivey greeny so I would believe eucalyptus. 

    Last edited: 21 May 2016 18:20:24

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