Shrub ID please

DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,216

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I know I should know what this is .... but I don't .... anyone around to ID this please?

If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 736

    Looks like Aesculus pavia Koehnei. 

    or  ........... Aesculus pavia var discolor Koehnei.    not sure which is accurate.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Aesculus+pavia+%27Koehnei%27&rlz=1C1GNAM_en-GBGB687GB687&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiqoJScmpjUAhXkJcAKHYK0ApoQ_AUICigB&biw=1536&bih=759

    Last edited: 30 May 2017 19:08:21

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • greenfingers stevegreenfingers steve Posts: 796

    Dove 

    it's a loving looking shrub whatever its name?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,216

    Thank you Silver surfer ... I looked up Aesculus in my book but  I wasn't sure ...  the pics didn't seem quite right .... but those links are great.  Now I can tell my friend image

    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 736

    We bought ours from Bluebell...description here...

    http://www.bluebellnursery.com/catalogue/trees/Aesculus/A/154

    Last edited: 30 May 2017 19:40:46

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,216

    Thanks Ss ... I've passed that on to my friend image

    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,216

    Hi again Ss ... my  friend thanks you and has come back with this query ....... "

    " ...I'm reassured to know that it's slow growing as it's been planted above where I think our Victorian water supply pipe runs. I wonder if it would survive replanting into a container/pot? What time of year would be best to do this? 

    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 736

    I would prepare it now by cutting a circle to severe any roots... well away from the trunk....see pic.

    Refill with top soil...new fibrous roots will grow. Water. Leave

    http://www.treesquirrel.us/properly_root_pruned_for_transplant.jpg

    But not attempt to move it till the autumn when it is dormant. Dig whole  large circle up ..roots and all...replant at same depth.

    Don't think it would fit a pot.

    Fingers crossed

    Last edited: 30 May 2017 20:22:39

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,216

    Thanks again Ss .......... I've passed that on 

    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
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