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11/04/2013 at 13:22

Afternoon all


Can anyone help me out and name the tree that dwells in my garden? Trying to learn a bit more about what lingers in my green space!! It turns pinkish in April/may and then green leaves through the summer falling off in November.


Any help appreciated.


11/04/2013 at 13:46

Looks a bit  like a flowering cherry. t would help if you could post a picture of the trunk bark, and of a fully opened leaf when they open out. 

11/04/2013 at 13:49

flowering cherry flowers I think, as well, though Gold1locks is right that it's easier if you see the bark too

11/04/2013 at 14:22 I'd link the photo but since it's a commercial stock photo site, i'll avoid the potential agro. It's a pretty good match i think.

11/04/2013 at 14:30

I would say its a cherry also

11/04/2013 at 15:33

Well, whatever it is, it's very pretty!

11/04/2013 at 17:05

I believe it is Prunus cerasifera. 

Common name Cherry plum.



11/04/2013 at 17:11

blackest.. the link you give is to a stock photo.

Professional photographers advertise their pics on different sites in the hope people will buy them for magazines /cards etc. to earn them money


They see a pretty tree with blossom and just add a name ... such as "beautiful japanese cherry."

However, very often the labels are vague.

Certainly you cannot trust it as botanically accurate.


Prunus cerasifera  nigra often has red leaves in summer.

12/04/2013 at 12:18

Here's a picture of the bark Gold1Locks!

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