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Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 6th, 2021, 1:12 pm

I have a small tree in my garden (rented flat)
It's fairly young, about 15-20ft tall
It is now in bloom (if that's the correct terminology) and the blossom is pale pink. Noticeably pink when unopened, but looks white opened. Flowers/blosoms whatever are about 1.5cm diameter, typically 5 petals
The stamens (???- little sticky out filaments in the middle) are white with yellow spherical ends

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Re: Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Postby Mike88 » April 6th, 2021, 1:18 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:I have a small tree in my garden (rented flat)
It's fairly young, about 15-20ft tall
It is now in bloom (if that's the correct terminology) and the blossom is pale pink. Noticeably pink when unopened, but looks white opened. Flowers/blosoms whatever are about 1.5cm diameter, typically 5 petals
The stamens (???- little sticky out filaments in the middle) are white with yellow spherical ends


That's far too sketchy of a description for any meaningful answer to your question to be given. We cannot even tell whether the tree is fully grown or is a "young" tree that could grow substantially larger. All fruit trees blossom in the way you describe as do many others. The most common tree in gardens is a cherry tree but they can grow from around 8ft to 60ft.

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Re: Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Postby GrahamPlatt » April 6th, 2021, 1:26 pm

Install iNaturalist or Seek on your 'phone or tablet. They're pretty good.

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Re: Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Postby ReformedCharacter » April 6th, 2021, 1:29 pm

Does the blossom look anything like any of these?

https://www.ornamental-trees.co.uk/pink ... trees-c161

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Re: Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 6th, 2021, 1:36 pm

Closest to Prunus 'Pandora'
I will take a photo (and work out how to post - I always forget)

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Re: Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Postby bungeejumper » April 6th, 2021, 1:37 pm

Flowering at this time of year, a cherry is the most likely candidate. It could also be may/hawthorn, although those aren't usually favoured for small gardens.

The bark of a cherry tree is a dead giveaway, because of its horizontal rings and its shiny texture. (Try googling for some images of UK ornamental tree bark.)

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Postby didds » April 6th, 2021, 5:55 pm

bungeejumper wrote:Flowering at this time of year, a cherry is the most likely candidate. It could also be may/hawthorn, although those aren't usually favoured for small gardens.

The bark of a cherry tree is a dead giveaway, because of its horizontal rings and its shiny texture. (Try googling for some images of UK ornamental tree bark.)

BJ


yes... On the OP Im inclined to tentaively suggest cherry but the bark would be better evidence etc

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Postby csearle » April 6th, 2021, 6:24 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:I have a small tree in my garden (rented flat)
It's fairly young, about 15-20ft tall
It is now in bloom (if that's the correct terminology) and the blossom is pale pink. Noticeably pink when unopened, but looks white opened. Flowers/blosoms whatever are about 1.5cm diameter, typically 5 petals
The stamens (???- little sticky out filaments in the middle) are white with yellow spherical ends
Magnolia? (Only a guess as I specialise in brown. blue, and green/yellow these days.) C.

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Re: Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 6th, 2021, 6:50 pm

https://imgur.com/G8qAiF5
https://imgur.com/yGor0wC
See if these work (second one redacted to remove identifiable graveyard/brothel/burger stand)

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Re: Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Postby csearle » April 6th, 2021, 7:11 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:See if these work...
Looks like a cherry to me! Are there juicy pairs of stuff hanging off it that remind you of something you lost ages ago or a fruit machine? :D C.

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Re: Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 6th, 2021, 7:11 pm

Nowt hangin off it, just them blossom things

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Postby csearle » April 6th, 2021, 7:13 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Nowt hangin off it, just them blossom things
Maybe it lost them too. ;)

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 6th, 2021, 7:20 pm

I haven't lost my plums. They may have shrunk a bit 'in the wash'

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Postby Breelander » April 6th, 2021, 11:17 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote: https://imgur.com/G8qAiF5
https://imgur.com/yGor0wC
See if these work (second one redacted to remove identifiable graveyard/brothel/burger stand)


Definitely a cherry, compare your first photo with this prunus Pandora, as you thought earlier....

https://www.ornamental-trees.co.uk/prun ... -tree-p213

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Re: Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 7th, 2021, 10:26 am

Thanks, yes that looks to be the one.

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Re: Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Postby Arborbridge » April 7th, 2021, 10:49 am

Mrs Arb reckon's it is ornamental cherry.
I was a little more sceptical simply because we are in the South of England (Sussex) and the cherries are barely out yet and I haven't seen any in full bloom, though we have a few almonds in flower.

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Postby Breelander » April 7th, 2021, 12:34 pm

Arborbridge wrote:Mrs Arb reckon's it is ornamental cherry.
I was a little more sceptical simply because we are in the South of England (Sussex) and the cherries are barely out yet and I haven't seen any in full bloom...

It varies a lot by variety. My daughter has one in her garden that has just dropped the last of its petals, while I have another variety that's yet to bloom (both of us are in southern England). Japan has just finished their earliest ever cherry blossom season, and their climate is not too dissimilar.

The cherry blossom season, Japan's traditional sign of spring, has peaked at the earliest date since records began 1,200 years ago, research shows.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56574142

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Re: Tree ID - what is this in my garden

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Postby ReallyVeryFoolish » April 7th, 2021, 12:39 pm

Breelander wrote:
Arborbridge wrote:Mrs Arb reckon's it is ornamental cherry.
I was a little more sceptical simply because we are in the South of England (Sussex) and the cherries are barely out yet and I haven't seen any in full bloom...

It varies a lot by variety. My daughter has one in her garden that has just dropped the last of its petals, while I have another variety that's yet to bloom (both of us are in southern England). Japan has just finished their earliest ever cherry blossom season, and their climate is not too dissimilar.

The cherry blossom season, Japan's traditional sign of spring, has peaked at the earliest date since records began 1,200 years ago, research shows.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56574142

Indeed, our flowering cherry tree starred flowering about 4 weeks ago, lasting for about 2 weeks. Now lots of lovely fresh green growth.

RVF

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 7th, 2021, 12:51 pm

It's faily mild here generally (although it did snow for ten minutes yesterday)
I'm in the Kennet valley , or the Thames/Kennet confluence area...


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