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Identify this tree

Only my 2nd post as new to this site ! 

we have recently bought our dream house out in the countryside in SW Scotland. 

theres a tree that sits on a slope down to the river at the back of our car park and we feel its a shame its located there as its beautiful. so if we can identify what it is we will get another to plant in the garden .  image

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  • yeah that was the general consesus but just trying to figure out which one to get the same type again . 

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Is the rhododendron growing on ground that was part of an estate?  The reason I am asking is because it looks like one of the less common ones with long drooping leaves. If you are within easy reach of Castle Kennedy gardens, it is possible that they could identify it for you.

    SW Scotland
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    Joyce's suggestion is good. There are a hundreds of rhodos, many of which are rarely seen. Pages of them in my shrubs book. 

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,437

    Any chance of a bit more info, cjrobertson?  How tall is it?  What are the leaves like on the reverse? (They might be furry or smooth, pale or brownish.)  And can we have a close-up of the flowers, please?  image

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • will upload another picture tonight when im home from work ☺. 

    the land was previously owned by culzean castle estate many years ago . 

    to answer what i can just now is the tree its self is about 12ft tall currently 

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Bargany Gardens, near Girvan are open daily in May so It would be worth your while going there as there's a good chance you might get an answer there.

    Well worth a visit.

    SW Scotland
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Bargany.....rhododendrons and azaleas make a wonderful show there.

    SW Scotland
  • excellent thanks will check it out . says its only open in may 8 till 5  so will go along in a few weeks . 

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,437

    Take photos and a leaf with you, to help them with the ID.  image

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    An excellent source of information would be Glendoig nursery in Perthshire.

    Their rhododendron resources section includes plant hunters and rhodo breeders.

    If anyone will know They will.

    SW Scotland
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