Tree identification part 2

Following Pansyface doing a great job in identifying the Loquat tree in my last post, would anyone know what this tree is?

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  • A few more photographs. I hope they may help. Thanks 

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,044

    Those look like the mature leaves of a eucalyptus tree. Difficult to tell size from your picture and a picture of the tree would help too image

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,044

    Ha ha you must have picked up my thoughts Definitely a eucalyptus!

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  • Thanks, they don't have the fragrance of eucalyptus and are not as tough. I have added some more photographs.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,044

    Not all eucalypts do smell once they get to maturity but that is what your tree is. The immature leaves are a completely different shape and have the blue grey colouring. These do have the familiar scent. Even the bark is distinctive.

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Todmorden, West YorksPosts: 5,319

    I'm sure Ladybird is right, Miranda.  Those sickle-shaped leaves are a giveaway.

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  • Thank you both very much, really very interesting. Any ideas on good uses for the leaves etc?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,044

    Compost?

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Todmorden, West YorksPosts: 5,319

    Opinion seems to be divided on whether the toxins in eucalyptus leaves are broken down in composting.  It's hard to get anything much to grow under a eucalyptus because of these toxins.  However, you could compost them separately & use as a weed-suppressing mulch under shrubs etc, where any remaining toxin would be useful to prevent weed seeds germinating.  image

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