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Not much to go on and prolly the wrong time of year, but can anyone ID this before I proceed to pull it out?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 5,837
    Possibly a self seeded ash tree? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 63,851
    Are the buds on the stem black?  If so I’m going with ash. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Thanks all.
    I'll take a closer look tomorrow.
    @Dovefromabove, Presumably if buds not black then Chaenomeles?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165
    I'd put money on it NOT being ash. Look at the foliage on the middle stem on the second photo. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 63,851
    Take your point Hosta ... but it doesn't look quite right for chaenomeles to me ... wish we had a better pic of the leaves. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 2,497
    edited November 2019
    Doesn't look right for common ash tree...see pics below
    First shows a single leaf with many leaflets.
    Chaenomeles good possibility.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • @Hostafan1
    I have to say I was convinced with your suggested ID, but I'm hopeless at spotting things, I have Chaenomeles elsewhere and still didn't recognise the similarities in foliage and growth habit. 
    I'll check the buds tomorrow as suggested by Dove, but either way I think it's days are numbered as I don't want an Ash tree, nor do I want Chaenomeles there either.
  • @Silver surfer stems definitely do not resemble your 2nd pic, there are not so many nor so prominent buds.
    The pic I posted was taken as close as my camera would focus on it so I doubt I can improve the pic unfortunately.
    As said, I think it has to go either way so thanks all for your help.
    Much appreciated.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,137
    It could be a very weak Escallonia shrub. They can de-foliate like that especially in windy exposed conditions or affected by leaf spot which is quite common. Are the leaves quite stiff or waxy looking? 
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